Monocalcium Phosphate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Monocalcium Phosphate Properties

Monocalcium Phosphate

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Monocalcium phosphate is a chemical compound. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient and therefore is a common component of agricultural fertilizers. Monocalcium phosphate is also used in the food industry as a leavening agent to cause baked goods to rise. Because it is acidic, when combined with an alkali ingredient – commonly sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate – it reacts to produce carbon dioxide and a salt. The carbon dioxide gas is what leavens the baked good. When combined in a ready-made baking powder, the acid and alkali ingredients are included in the right proportions such that they will exactly neutralize each other and not significantly affect the overall pH of the product.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystalline powder
Boiling Point 203 °C
CAS Number 7758-23-8
Chemical Composition Phosphorous Acid;Calcium Hydroxide;Celite;Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulphonate;Calcium Phosphate Monobasic;Rock Phosphate;Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate;Phosphate Rock Powder;Dolomite;Petroleum Sodium Sulfonate;Coal Gas;Styrene Maleic Anhydride Copolymer;Activated Calcium Phosphate
Density 2.22 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-837-1
IUPAC Name Calcium Dihydrogenphosphate
Melting Point 109 °C
Molar Mass 234.05 g/mol
Molecular Formula CaH4P2O8
NFPA 704 H-1,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Magnesium Phosphate;Dicalcium Phosphate;Tricalcium Phosphate;Strontium Phosphate
Refractive n20/D 1.63
Solubility 2 g/100 ml
Synonyms Acid Calcium Phosphate;Calcium Acid Phosphate;Calcium Biphosphate;Monobasic Calcium Phosphate;Monocalcium Orthophosphate;Calcium Diorthophosphate;Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Salt 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