Strontium chlorate

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Strontium chlorate
CAS number 7791-10-8 YesY
PubChem 24641
ChemSpider 23043
EC number 232-239-3
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Molecular formula Sr(ClO3)2
Molar mass 254.522 g/mol
Appearance colorless or white crystals
Density 3.15 g/cm3
Melting point 120 °C (248 °F; 393 K) (decomposes)
Solubility in water 174.9 g/100 mL (18 °C)
Solubility soluble in dilute alcohol
insoluble in absolute alcohol
Refractive index (nD) 1.516
Crystal structure rhombic
Related compounds
Other cations Magnesium chlorate
Barium chlorate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Strontium chlorate is a chemical compound, with the formula Sr(ClO3)2.[1] It is a strong oxidizing agent.


Strontium chlorate is created by warming a solution of strontium hydroxide, and adding chlorine to it, which subsequent crystallization. Chlorine has no action on dry Sr(OH)2, but it converts the hydrate (Sr(OH)2·8H2O) into the chloride and chlorate, with a small quantity of strontium hypochlorite also being produced.[2]


  1. ^ PubChem
  2. ^ Konigel-Weisberg, J. (1 January 1879). "Ueber die Einwirkung von Chlorgas auf Barythydrat und Strontianhydrat". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft 12 (1): 511–513. doi:10.1002/cber.187901201147.