Calcium compounds: calcium dichloride hexahydrate

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The calcium in calcium dichloride hexahydrate formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Calcium dichloride hexahydrate

  • Formula as often written: CaCl2.6H2O
  • Hill system formula: Ca1Cl2H12O6
  • CAS registry number: [7774-34-7]
  • Formula weight: 219.075
  • Class: complex

Synonyms

  • calcium dichloride hexahydrate
  • calcium(II) chloride 6-water
  • calcium chloride 6-water

Physical properties

  • Colour: white
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 30°C (dehydrates)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 1710 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in calcium dichloride hexahydrate
Element %
Ca 18.29
Cl 32.37
H 5.52
O 43.82

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the CaCl2.6H2O unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ca1Cl2H12O6

mass  %
218 100.0 __________________________________________________
219 0.4
220 65.8 _________________________________
221 0.4
222 13.6 _______
223 0.2
224 1.6 _
225 0.0
226 0.4
227 0.0
228 0.1
229 0.0
230 0.0

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
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  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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