Calcium Peroxide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Calcium Peroxide Properties

Calcium Peroxide

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Calcium peroxide is a solid peroxide. It is manufactured to varying specifications and purity and can be used in different areas of industry and agriculture. In agriculture it is used as an oxygen fertilizer, and is also used in the presowing treatments of rice seed. Also, calcium peroxide has found use in the aquaculture industry as it is used to oxygenate and disinfect water, and in the ecological restoration industry as it is used in the treatment of soils. It is used to restore soil and groundwater contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons by stimulating aerobic microbial degradation of the contaminants in a process known as Enhanced In-Situ Bioremediation. It is also used as a food additive and as flour bleaching agent and improving agent.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 12.5
Appearance White to yellow powder
CAS Number 1305-79-9
Crystal Structure Tetragonal
Density 2.91 g/cm3
InChI 1S/Ca.O2/c;1-2/q+2;-2
Melting Point ~200 °C
Molar Mass 72.077 g/mol
Molecular Formula CaO2
NFPA 704 H-3.F-0,R-2,C-NA
Other_Cations Strontium Peroxide;Barium Peroxide;Sodium Peroxide
RTECS Number EW3865000
Synonyms Calciumdioxide;Calcium Oxide;Calcium Peroxide;Calper;Calper G;Neocaloxo