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calcium chloride

n. (context inorganic compound English) The calcium salt of hydrochloric acid, CaCl2; used as a drying agent and to melt ice on roads.

calcium chloride

n. a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent

Calcium chloride

Calcium chloride is an inorganic compound, a salt with the chemical formula CaCl. It is a colorless crystalline solid at room temperature, highly soluble in water.

Calcium chloride is commonly encountered one of various hydrated solids with generic formula CaCl(HO), where x = 0, 1, 2, 4, and 6. These compounds are mainly used for deicing and dust control. Because the anhydrous salt is hygroscopic, it is used as a desiccant.

Calcium chloride (data page)

This page provides supplementary chemical data on calcium chloride.

Calcium(I) chloride

Calcium(I) chloride (CaCl) is an unstable diatomic molecule whose bonding is strongly ionic in nature. A solid with the composition CaCl was reported in 1953 however later efforts to reproduce this work failed. Molecules of CaCl have been observed in the atmospheres of carbon stars.

Usage examples of "calcium chloride".

I run it through calcium chloride dryers and then bubble the perfectly dry oxygen (safely diluted with four times its own volume of nitrogen) directly into the solvent.

The tube connected with a large U-shaped drying tube filled with calcium chloride, which, in turn, connected with a long open tube with an upturned end.

Starkey took out her case notebook and copied the components: RDX, TNT, ammonium picrate, powdered aluminum, wax, and calcium chloride.

Well, the barium sulphate and calcium chloride came from Albany last Thursday, and the acids, catalytics, and instruments are due from Montreal any day now.

The dye contains calcium chloride, a necessary ingredient for deep penetration-takes weeks, sometimes months for the stain to melt away.

Then, we use calcium chloride for absorbing the moisture in the air, and soda lime for absorbing the carbon dioxide.