calcium chloride


Definition of calcium chloride

: a white deliquescent salt CaCl2 used in its anhydrous state as a drying and dehumidifying agent and in a hydrated state for controlling dust and ice on roads

Examples of calcium chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The calcium chloride leaches out and attacks the ice in a line that makes a channel. Doug George,, 23 Feb. 2021 If ice has already built up, use calcium chloride or urea to melt the dam, not rock salt, experts say. Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2021 The money will break down as $1.3 million for rock salt, and $20,000 for liquid calcium chloride, which is what officials use to treat the rock salt before putting it on the roadways. Steve Lord,, 13 Nov. 2020 The salt and calcium chloride to be used for snow removal will be purchased through the state’s Central Management Services Office and the DuPage County Procurement Services Division. Steve Lord,, 13 Nov. 2020 These American-grown tomatoes, packed in juice, include calcium chloride, citric acid and salt. Sara Bonisteel, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2020 Some have added calcium chloride to promote tenderness, others have several other additives as well. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, 23 Sep. 2019 Orange-y calcium chloride was just outside the triangle. Adam Rogers, WIRED, 4 July 2019 Squirt the sodium alginate solution into the calcium chloride solution. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, 16 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of calcium chloride

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of calcium chloride was in 1866

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“Calcium chloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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Medical Definition of calcium chloride

: a salt CaCl2 used in medicine as a source of calcium and as a diuretic

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