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Calcium perchlorate is a chemical compound, a perchlorate salt with the molecular formula Ca(ClO4)2.

PropertiesEdit

ChemicalEdit

Calcium chlorate is a strong oxidizer. It will react with sulfuric acid to release perchloric acid, while calcium sulfate is precipitated.

PhysicalEdit

Calcium perchlorate is a white hygroscopic salt, soluble in water, ethanol and methanol.

AvailabilityEdit

Calcium perchlorate is difficult to purchase from suppliers, being a perchlorate.

PreparationEdit

Calcium perchlorate can be prepared by mixing a supersaturated solution of sodium perchlorate and calcium chloride.

2NaClO4 + CaCl2 → Ca(ClO4)2 + 2 NaCl

Calcium perchlorate is less soluble than sodium chloride and will crystallize from solution. Cooling the solution increases yield.

ProjectsEdit

  • Make concentrated perchloric acid

HandlingEdit

SafetyEdit

Calcium perchlorate is a strong oxidizer, but its hygroscopicity makes it less powerful. It is toxic if consumed.

StorageEdit

In closed and sealed bottles, away from any organic material or strong mineral acid.

DisposalEdit

ReferencesEdit

Relevant Sciencemadness threadsEdit

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