Cobalt Chloride Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cobalt Chloride Properties

Cobalt Chloride

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Cobalt chloride is an inorganic compound of cobalt and chlorine. Because of the ease of the hydration or dehydration reaction, and the resulting color change, cobalt chloride is used as an indicator for water in desiccants. Niche uses include its role in organic synthesis and electroplating objects with cobalt metal. It gives a blue-green color in a flame.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Blue Crystals
Boiling Point 1049 °C
CAS Number 7646-79-9
Class 8
Crystal Structure Rhombohedral
Density 3.356 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-589-4
IUPAC Name Cobalt(II) Chloride
InChI 1S/2ClH.Co/h2*1H;/q;;+2/p-2
Melting Point 735 °C
Molar Mass 129.83 g/mol
Molecular Formula CoCl2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Rhodium(III) Chloride;Iridium(III) Chloride
PG 3
RTECS Number GF9800000
Solubility 529 g/l
Synonyms Cobaltous Chloride;Cobalt Dichloride;Cobalt Chloride;Cobalt(2+) Chloride;Cobaltous Dichloride;Dichlorocobalt 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