Calcium Chloride

Calcium Chloride

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.

Usage of Calcium Chloride:

De-icing, Road surfacing, Food, Laboratory and other.

Calcium chloride is commonly encountered as a hydrated solid. These compounds are mainly used for de-icing and dust control. Because the anhydrous salt is hygroscopic and deliquescent, it is used as a desiccant.

Chemical formula:


Other names:

Neutral calcium chloride; calcium (II) chloride, calcium dichloride, E509


White powder, hygroscopic


2.15 g/cm3 (anhydrous)
2.24 g/cm3 (monohydrate)
1.85 g/cm3 (dihydrate)
1.83 g/cm3 (tetrahydrate)
1.71 g/cm3 (hexahydrate)