Definition of calcium chloride in US English:

calcium chloride


  • A white crystalline salt used to de-ice roads and as a drying agent.

    Chemical formula: CaCl₂

    • ‘One group of products, commonly used today is salts like calcium chloride (CaCl) and magnesium chloride (MgCl).’
    • ‘Some contractors may suggest that rock salt or calcium chloride be used to melt the ice and snow.’
    • ‘If a high serum magnesium concentration has contributed to the cardiac arrest, consider giving calcium chloride.’
    • ‘With calcium carbonate, neutralization of acid involves the formation of calcium chloride, carbon dioxide, and water.’
    • ‘Pure calcium metal can be made by electrolyzing molten calcium chloride in a method similar to that by which the element was first prepared in 1807: CaCl 2-electric current Ca + Cl 2.’
    • ‘Normal de-icing chemicals are based on sodium chloride, calcium chloride, or urea, which do not have any adverse chemical effect on concrete.’
    • ‘Other cementitious materials, such as fly ash, and silica fume and GGBF slag, often contribute to color variation, as does calcium chloride.’
    • ‘Besides magnesium chloride, other alternatives to salt and sand are calcium magnesium acetate, calcium chloride and potassium acetate.’
    • ‘Zinc-coated steel is used in handling refrigeration brines that may contain calcium chloride.’
    • ‘One of the minerals added in tiny quantities is calcium chloride, containing bromide, for added ‘taste profile’.’
    • ‘Top decks and filler panels are made with common and easily worked 6061 grade aluminum, coated with clear acrylic to prevent corrosion from Colorado's now ubiquitous calcium chloride road salt.’
    • ‘Solid calcium chloride is used both in the laboratory and in the home, where cans of anhydrous calcium chloride may be placed in damp closets, for instance, to prevent mildew.’
    • ‘Patients with severe or symptomatic hypocalcemia should be treated with intravenous calcium gluconate, which has 90 mg of elemental calcium in each 10-mL ampule and is less irritating to the veins than calcium chloride.’
    • ‘Recently, it has been reported that millimolar concentrations of calcium chloride induce a small decrease in MSP [beta] sheet content.’
    • ‘The second case study, a residential concrete sidewalk, deals with slightly different entrained air-void systems and the effects of sodium and calcium chloride de-icing chemicals.’
    • ‘To protect the tendons, calcium chloride and other materials containing chloride must not be used as admixtures in concrete slabs that are to be post-tensioned.’
    • ‘The suspension is filtered and ammonium chloride is added to the filtrate, resulting in the conversion of calcium hydroxide into calcium chloride and ammonia.’
    • ‘Hydrochloric acid reacts with calcium to produce hydrogen with calcium chloride in aqueous solution as a by-product (the well-documented dragon ‘slime’).’
    • ‘He plans to search for safer fungicides like calcium chloride, the same material that is used as de-icing salt, to fight gray mold disease.’
    • ‘A solution of sodium chloride will have an equal number of Na + and Cl ions, and a solution of calcium chloride will have twice the number of Cl ions as Ca 2+ ions.’
    • ‘When scaling due to cyclic freezing occurs, often the cause is judged to be de-icing chemicals, particularly calcium chloride.’