- Calcium Chloride Dihydrate
- Molecular Formula: CaCl2.2H2O
- CAS Number: 10043-52-4
- Manufacturer: TETRA Chemicals
- Grade: Food Grade
- Appearance: Flakes
Also Known As:
- Calcium chloride can be found in solid state at room temperature, and is available as flakes, granules and powdered form.
- Calcium chloride is salty to taste. Hence, it is added to many food products like canned vegetables, pickles etc.
- In solid form, calcium chloride is white in colour, while in liquidated form, it is colourless.
- Usually in a molten state, it is a good conductor of electricity.
- Calcium chloride is a bad conductor of heat.
- Its boiling point is as high as 1600 C.
- It is soluble both in inorganic solvents like water, as well as organic solvents like ethanol.
- It absorbs moisture from air. If exposed to open air, it tends to become liquid. That is why, it is often called a deliquescent substance.
- It has a low melting point, which means it can be dissolved at a very low temperature.
- Calcium chloride is exothermic in nature, that is, it releases heat during any chemical reactions.
- When calcium chloride is exposed to water, a large amount of heat is liberated, which can cause sputtering and boiling. The end product of this reaction is calcium hydroxide and chlorine gas.