Deficiency of lime in cement leads to: A. Unsound cement B. Disintegration

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Deficiency of lime in cement leads to:

A. Unsound cement

B. Disintegration of cement

C. Quick setting of cement

D. Expansion of cement

I had been asked this question during a job interview.

My question is from Ingredients of Cement topic in division Materials for Construction of Basic Civil Engineering

Right option is C. Quick setting of cement

The best I can explain: Presence of lime in sufficient quantity is necessary to form silicates and aluminates of calcium.  Excess lime leads to expansion, disintegration and unsoundness of cement.