Calcium chloride is a salt with high solubility in water that is solid at room temperature, this chemical who is known by the chemical formula CaCl2 is a colorless crystalline.
Calcium chloride dissolves in water, producing chloride and the aquo complex[Ca(H2O)6]2+. In this way, these solutions are sources of “free” calcium and free chloride ions. This description is illustrated by the fact that these solutions react with phosphate sources to give a solid precipitate of calcium phosphate
Calcium chloride has a very high enthalpy change of solution, indicated by considerable temperature rise accompanying dissolution of the anhydrous salt in water. This property is the basis for its largest scale application.
Molten calcium chloride can be electrolysed to give calcium metal and chlorine gas.
Calcium chloride grades:
CaCl2 categorized in to main grades with different uses, specification and properties.
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applications including drilling fluid, ice control, dust suppression, road stabilization and oilfield services.
A “thirsty” chemical that draws moisture from the air, calcium chloride has been produced for more than 100 years. Calcium chloride is largely used to control snow and ice on sidewalks, parking lots and roads; to suppress dust on unpaved surfaces; and for road stabilization. In addition, its use has been extended through a variety of innovative applications, such as oilfield operations, industrial processing, agriculture, water treatment, refrigeration systems and tire weighting.
Calcium chloride brine is extracted from a naturally occurring reservoir about half a mile below ground. It is then processed, purified and manufactured as a variety of solid and liquid products with dozens of important and beneficial applications. this salt is an industrial product with huge application in Various industries.
The average intake of calcium chloride as food additives has been estimated to be 160–345 mg/day that is use in organic crop production is generally prohibited under the US National Organic Program.
In marine aquariums, calcium chloride is one way to introduce bio-available calcium for calcium carbonate-shelled animals such as mollusks and some cnidarians. Calcium hydroxide (kalkwasser mix) or a calcium reactor can also be used.
As a firming agent, calcium chloride is used in canned vegetables, in firming soybean curds into tofu and in producing a caviar substitute from vegetable or fruit juices. It is commonly used as an electrolyte in sports drinks and other beverages, including bottled water.
The extremely salty taste of calcium chloride is used to flavor pickles without increasing the food’s sodium content. Calcium chloride’s freezing-point depression properties are used to slow the freezing of the caramel in caramel-filled chocolate bars. Also, it is frequently added to sliced apples to maintain texture.
In brewing beer, calcium chloride is sometimes applies to correct mineral deficiencies in the brewing water. It affects flavor and chemical reactions during the brewing process, and can also affect yeast function during fermentation.
In cheese factories, calcium chloride is sometimes added to processed (pasteurized/homogenized) milk to restore the natural balance between calcium and protein in casein. It is added before the coagulant.Calcium chloride is used to prevent cork spot and bitter pit on apples by spraying on the tree during the late growing season