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Calcium chloride and its applications

Calcium chloride and its applications


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  • October 31, 2021

Calcium Chloride (CaCl) Uses

  • It is used to prevent the ice formation and therefore used in deicing.
  • Used in the production of activated charcoal.
  • Used as a sterilant for male animals.
  • It is used in heating pads and self-heating cans.
  • It is used to correct the mineral deficiencies in brewing beer
  • Calcium chloride is used as an electrolyte in sports drinks
  • In laboratories, the drying tubes are usually packed with calcium chloride.

Health Hazards

  • This compound is irritating and needs to be handled with gloves.
  • It is relatively safe to handle, but if ingested, it reacts exothermically with water and can cause burning of the mouth or esophagus.
  • Calcium chloride is also recommended for the treatment of acute hyperkalemia, hypermagnesemia, and calcium-channel blocker overdose.