Calcium Chloride with the chemical formula CaCl2 is an inorganic salt. At room temperature, Calcium Chloride is colorless and odorless. It is soluble in water and is also deliquescent.

Calcium Chloride for sale at Camachem

Calcium Chloride

 

2. What is Calcium Chloride used for?

Calcium Chloride can serve different functions in different industries. The compound can serve the following function;

  • It is used as a drying agent for road maintenance. Calcium Chloride aids a low melting point thereby discouraging ice from forming.
  • It is used in agriculture to produce Calcium ions and Chloride ions. These ions are essential for micronutrients and plant growth.
  • Calcium Chloride is used as an additive in the making of a fire extinguisher.
  • It is used in medicine to treat issues such as cardiac arrest and acid burn.
  • It is used for swimming pool treatment and to enhance water hardness.

 

3. What is the chemical formula of Calcium Chloride?

Calcium Chloride is also known as Calcium (ii) Chloride or Calcium dichloride. The chemical formula of the compound is CaCl2.

 

4. Is Calcium Chloride harmful to life?

Calcium Chloride can be both toxic and non-toxic depending on the amount and application. It is used in the food industry for several purposes such as food additives, firming agents, and for correcting mineral deficiencies. However, Calcium Chloride dissolves exothermically and as such can cause burn to the mouth if ingested. Indiscriminate consumption and also result in hypercalcemia.

 

5. Where is Calcium Chloride found and what does it look like?

Calcium Chloride can be found in limestone. The reaction of limestone and sodium chloride produces sodium tri-oxo-carbonate and Calcium Chloride. It has a crystalline structure, it is colorless, and it is odorless.

 

6. What are the hazardous effects of Calcium Chloride?

Calcium Chloride can be hazardous in some instances. When it comes in contact with moist skin, Calcium Chloride can desiccate such skin and act as an irritant. If ingested, It can cause both mouth and the esophagus to burn. Likewise, it can result in ulceration or gastrointestinal irritation.

 

7. What are the precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Calcium Chloride?

While handling Calcium Chloride, you must take caution. The following are precautionary measures when handling Calcium Chloride;

  • Make use of safety glasses.
  • Washing stations must be in the laboratory where Calcium Chloride is being handled.
  • Make use of synthetic gloves and aprons.
  • Wash your hand with enough water immediately after handling Calcium Chloride.

 

8. What will happen if Calcium Chloride is heated?

When heated, Calcium Chloride dissolves in its water of hydration. When cooled, it consequently forms into an amalgamated solid.

 

9. Is Calcium Chloride soluble?

Calcium Chloride is highly soluble in water. It is also soluble in ethanol, methanol, and acetone.

 

10. Where can I buy Calcium Chloride?

You can buy Calcium Chloride in bulk from Camachem. There are packages such as a 25kg bag and a 1-ton jumbo pack. Camachem has been directly shipping Calcium Chloride from China to the rest of the world for over a decade.

 

11. How much does Calcium Chloride cost?

The price of Calcium Chloride varies depending on the cost of production. The estimated price of chemical is $100.000 per tonne.

Calcium Chloride for sale at Camachem.

25kg package of Calcium Chloride at Camachem.

 

12. What is the pH of Calcium Chloride?

Calcium Chloride on Camachem has a purity value of 94%. The pH can be between 7.5-11.0. You can check out more specifications of Calcium Chloride.

Calcium Chloride for sale at Camachem.

Array of Calcium Chloride packages in Camachem.

 

13. Is Calcium Chloride an electrolyte compound?

Calcium Chloride is an electrolyte compound. When it is electrolyzed, it produces Calcium metal and chlorine gas.

 

14. Can Calcium Chloride go down the drain?

Calcium chloride can go down the drain. However, it must first be dissolved in water to enhance easy flow into the drainage system.

 

15. Is Calcium Chloride acidic or basic?

Calcium Chloride can also be produced when Hydrochloric acid is neutralized with calcium hydroxide. Hence, Calcium Chloride is an acidic salt.

 

16. What is the difference between Calcium Chloride and Calcium Fluoride?

While Calcium Chloride is highly soluble in water, Calcium Fluoride is an insoluble solid.

While calcium chloride is used to treat hypocalcemic tetany and in injection used in cardiac resuscitation, arrhythmias, hypermagnesemia, calcium channel blocker overdose, and beta-blocker overdose, calcium fluoride is used to manufacture optical components such as windows and lenses, which are used in thermal imaging systems, telescopes, spectroscopy,  and excimer lasers.