Calcium chloride

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Calcium chloride
Chemical formula CaCl2
OTP appearance white solid 
Molar Mass(g/mol) 110.98 
Melting Point(°C) 772-775 
Boiling Point(°C) 1935 
Density(g/cc) 2.15 
Solubility in water(g/L) 745 
Solubility in ethanol(g/L) 327
NFPA 704
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Thermal decomposition of
calcium chloride hexahydrate
30
hexahydrate
30°C
tetrahydate
45.5
tetrahydrate
45.5°C
dihydrate
175
dihydrate
175°C
hydrate
260
hydrate
260°C
anhydrous

Uses

Primary

Natural occurrence

  • Calcium chloride occurs naturally as the minerals chlorocalcite, sinjarite and antarcticite

Hazards

  • Toxic in quantity
  • Irritant

Production

Synthesis

See Also

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