Calcium chloride is an inorganic compound, a salt with the chemical formula CaCl₂. It is a white crystalline solid at room temperature, and it is highly soluble in water. It can be created by neutralising hydrochloric acid with calcium hydroxide.
A BRIEF HISTORY
This compound was first discovered in 1808 by Humphry Davy. Since then, its production has increased significantly due to its many uses. The main elements that make up calcium chloride are calcium and chlorine, but other elements such as sodium and magnesium can also be present in small amounts.
Calcium chloride is a chemical compound composed of calcium and chlorine. It is an ionic salt, which means it is composed of positively charged ions (calcium) and negatively charged ions (chlorine). It has been used for centuries in various applications, such as food preservation, de-icing roads, and dust control.
BASIC PROPERTIES AND USES
The properties of calcium chloride depend on the concentration of the solution. Its solubility increases with temperature and decreases with pressure. It also has a high melting point and boiling point compared to other salts. Calcium chloride is highly hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs moisture from the air easily. This makes it useful for many industrial applications such as dust control or dehydration in overly damp spaces.
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- 33% faster than NaCl
- 27% faster than MgCl2 flake
- 2X faster than Urea
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- Has a slower evaporation rate than surfactants and water, which evaporate too quickly to be effective.
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