Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride is an inorganic, white crystalline salts which is highly soluble in water. It can be created by neutralising hydrochloric acid with calcium hydroxide or as a by-product from the Solvay process to generating Sodium Carbonate from the reaction of Sodium Chloride brine with Calcium Carbonate.

Synonyms
Calcium Dichloride, E509
Chemical Formula
CaCl2
CAS Number
10043-52-4 (anhydrous), 10035-04-8 (dihydrate), 25094-02-4 (tetrahydrate), 7774-34-7 (hexahydrate)

Characteristics

Molar Weight
110.98 g/mol
Melting Point
175°C (dihydrate)
Density
1.85 g/cm³ (dihydrate)
Forms
White, Liquid (clear), Crystalline, Solid

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Beverage processing
  • Food additive
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Industries

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  • Lubricants
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  • Rubber