Calcium Carbide

Calcium Carbide (CaC2) is a white to gray/black solid powder or crystal that reacts with water, strong reducing agent. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Calcium Carbide. Please review our fire rated products: Fire-rated

Calcium Carbide Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Can be ignited under almost all ambient temperatures. Water-reactive, so fight fires accordingly.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in a compliant flammables storage building, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: moisture, water, strong oxidizing agents, alcohols, hydrogen chloride, magnesium.
  • Description: Calcium carbide is a chemical compound with the chemical formula of Ca C2. Its main use industrially is in the production of acetylene and calcium cyanamide.
  • Classification: CLASS 4.3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Calcium Carbide Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
CaC2 2.22 g/cm³ 2300°C, 2573 K, 4172°F Calcium Carbide 64.099 g/mol n/a 2160°C, 2433 K, 3920°F

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