Calcium formate

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Calcium formate[1]
Calcium formate
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Identifiers
CAS number 544-17-2 N
PubChem 10997
ChemSpider 10531 N
EC number 208-863-7
KEGG C18586 YesY
RTECS number LQ5600000
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Properties
Molecular formula Ca(HCOO)2
Molar mass 130.113 g/mol
Appearance white powder
Odor weak, caramel-like odor
Density 2.009 g/cm3
Melting point decomposes at 300°C
Solubility in water 16.1 g/100 mL (0 °C)
16.6 g/100 mL (20°C)
18.4 g/100 mL (100 °C)
Solubility insoluble in alcohol
Hazards
EU classification not listed
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 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Related compounds
Other anions Calcium acetate
Other cations Sodium formate
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 formate, Ca(HCOO)2, is the calcium salt of formic acid, HCOOH. It is also known as food additive E238 in food industry. The mineral form is very rare and called formicaite. It is known from a few boron deposits. It may be produced synthetically by reacting calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide with formic acid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 4–49, ISBN 0-8493-0594-2