Calcium Oxide

Calcium Oxide (CaO) is a base, a white to gray solid with oxidizing properties. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Calcium Oxide. That’s why we suggest one of the following: CHEMLoc, DRUMLoc

Calcium Oxide Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Not flammable.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant chemical storage building.
  • Compatible Details: Moisture, fluorine, strong acids
  • Description: Calcium oxide, commonly known as quicklime or burnt lime, is a widely used chemical compound. It is a white, caustic, alkaline crystalline solid at room temperature.
  • Classification: CLASS 8
  • Brand Name: n/a

Calcium Oxide Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
CaO 3.35 g/cm³ 2850°C, 3123 K (100 hPa) Calcium oxide 56.0774 g/mol Water, Glycerol, Acids 4,662°F (2,572°C)

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