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Calcium Chloride Properties

Calcium Chloride

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Calcium chloride is a salt and the compound of calcium and chlorine. It behaves as a typical ionic halide, and is solid at room temperature. It has several common applications such as brine for refrigeration plants, ice and dust control on roads, and in concrete. The anhydrous salt is also widely used as a desiccant, where it will adsorb so much water that it will eventually dissolve in its own crystal lattice water. It can be produced directly from limestone, but large amounts are also produced as a by-product of the Solvay process. Because of its hygroscopic nature, the anhydrous form must be kept in tightly-sealed containers. It is used to turn kelp into a solid.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 8-9
Appearance White solid
Boiling Point 1935°C
CAS Number 10043-52-4
ChEBI 3312
Chemical Composition Hydrochloric Acid;Calcium Carbonate;Calcium Hydroxide;Calcium Oxide;Sodium Chlorate;Calcium Chloride Hexahydrate;Calcium Chloride Dihydrate
Crystal Structure Orthorhombic
Density 2.15 g/cm3
EINECS Number 233-140-8
HS Code 28272000
IUPAC Name Calcium Chloride
InChI 1S/Ca.2ClH/h;2*1H/q+2;;/p-2
Melting Point 772°C
Molar Mass 110.98 g/mol
Molecular Formula CaCl2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-0,R-1,C-NA
Other_Cations Beryllium Chloride;Magnesium Chloride;Strontium Chloride;Barium Chloride;Radium Chloride
RTECS Number EV9800000
Solubility 74.5 g/100ml
Synonyms Calcium(II) Chloride;Calcium Dichloride uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X