Calcium Nitrate Granular
Calcium nitrate is an inorganic compound. This colourless salt absorbs moisture from the air and is commonly found as a tetrahydrate. It is mainly used as a component in fertilizers but has other applications.
Nitrocalcite is the name for a mineral which is a hydrated calcium nitrate that forms as an efflorescence where manure contacts concrete or limestone in a dry environment as in stables or caverns. A variety of related salts are known including calcium ammonium nitrate decahydrate and calcium potassium nitrate decahydrate.
Usage of Calcium Nitrate Granular:
Agriculture, food and other.
The fertilizer grade is a popular in the greenhouse and hydroponics trades. It contains ammonium nitrate and water, as the double salt. This is called calcium ammonium nitrate. Calcium nitrate is also used to control certain plant diseases. For example, dilute calcium nitrate (and calcium chloride) sprays are used to control bitter pit and cork spot in apple trees.
Kalksalpeter, Norgessalpeter, nitrocalcite, Norwegian salpeter, lime nitrate
Colorless solid, hygroscopic
2.504 g/cm3 (anhydrous)
1.896 g/cm3 (tetrahydrate)