Calcium chlorate

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Calcium chlorate
Calcium chlorate.png
Identifiers
CAS number 10017-74-3 YesY
PubChem 24978
ChemSpider 23349 YesY
EC number 233-378-2
RTECS number FN9800000
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Properties
Molecular formula Ca(ClO3)2
Molar mass 206.98 g/mol
Appearance white solid
deliquescent
Odor odorless
Density 2.71 g/cm3
Melting point 325 °C
Solubility in water 209 g/100mL (20 °C)
197 g/100mL (25 °C)
Structure
Crystal structure monoclinic
Hazards
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., water Health code 1: Exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury. E.g., turpentine Reactivity code 1: Normally stable, but can become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures. E.g., calcium Special hazard OX: Oxidizer. E.g., potassium perchlorateNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Related compounds
Other anions calcium chloride
calcium bromate
calcium bromide
Other cations potassium chlorate
sodium chlorate
barium chlorate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Calcium chlorate is the calcium salt of chloric acid with the chemical formula of Ca(ClO3)2. Like potassium chlorate, it is a strong oxidizer and can be used in pyrotechnic formulations. It may explode when heated strongly or in the presence of reducing agents, such as organic matter.

It can be formed by oxidation of calcium chloride by a strong oxidizing agent.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. S. Newth (1900). A text-book of inorganic chemistry (8th ed. ed.). McGraw Hill Book Co.