Calcium formate

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Calcium formate[1]
Identifiers
CAS number544-17-2 N
PubChem10997
ChemSpider10531 N
EC number208-863-7
KEGGC18586 YesY
RTECS numberLQ5600000
Jmol-3D imagesImage 1
Properties
Molecular formulaCa(HCOO)2
Molar mass130.113 g/mol
Appearancewhite powder
Odorweak, caramel-like odor
Density2.009 g/cm3
Melting point

decomposes at 300°C

Solubility in water16.1 g/100 mL (0 °C)
16.6 g/100 mL (20°C)
18.4 g/100 mL (100 °C)
Solubilityinsoluble in alcohol
Hazards
EU classificationnot listed
NFPA 704
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Related compounds
Other anionsCalcium acetate
Other cationsSodium formate
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references
 
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Calcium formate[1]
Identifiers
CAS number544-17-2 N
PubChem10997
ChemSpider10531 N
EC number208-863-7
KEGGC18586 YesY
RTECS numberLQ5600000
Jmol-3D imagesImage 1
Properties
Molecular formulaCa(HCOO)2
Molar mass130.113 g/mol
Appearancewhite powder
Odorweak, caramel-like odor
Density2.009 g/cm3
Melting point

decomposes at 300°C

Solubility in water16.1 g/100 mL (0 °C)
16.6 g/100 mL (20°C)
18.4 g/100 mL (100 °C)
Solubilityinsoluble in alcohol
Hazards
EU classificationnot listed
NFPA 704
NFPA 704.svg
0
1
0
Related compounds
Other anionsCalcium acetate
Other cationsSodium formate
 N (verify) (what is: YesY/N?)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Calcium formate, Ca(HCOO)2, is the calcium salt of formic acid, HCOOH. It is also known as food additive E238 in food industry. The mineral form is very rare and called formicaite. It is known from a few boron deposits. It may be produced synthetically by reacting calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide with formic acid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 4–49, ISBN 0-8493-0594-2