Calcium chlorate

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Calcium chlorate
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ChemSpider 23349 YesY
EC Number 233-378-2
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PubChem 24978
RTECS number FN9800000
Molar mass 206.98 g/mol
Appearance white solid
Odor odorless
Density 2.71 g/cm3
Melting point 325 °C (617 °F; 598 K)
209 g/100mL (20 °C)
197 g/100mL (25 °C)
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 otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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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]


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