Molecule of the Week

Calcium Chloride

October 6, 2008

Calcium chloride (CaCl2) dissolves exothermally in water and is highly hygroscopic. These properties make it useful for applications such as removing water from gases and liquids, melting ice on roadways, maintaining a liquid layer on road surfaces for dust control, and preparing aqueous solutions with low freezing temperatures.

Get more information on this molecule from CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service)