what houshold products are made of calcium chloride?

i need calcium chloride for a school chemistry project and i dont know where to get it

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Kiteman5 years ago
Try...
  • Aquarium suppliers (it's an additive for marine aquariums)
  • It's a food additive (E509).
  • Swimming pool chemical suppliers (it's used for buffering pH)
  • Building suppliers (it accelerates the setting of concrete)
  • It's in self-heating cans.
... and it's also available on ebay.
legomaster50 (author) 5 years ago
Thanks guys but i dont know if damprid would work the same......but thanks any way i'll still try it.
I have also seen CaCl2 sold as Ball(r) Pickle Crisp(r) granules:
http://chickenfriedgourmet.com/calcium-chloride-at-my-grocery-store-who-knew/

Also some kinds of ice-melting salt are pure CaCl2 (others are NaCl, or mixtures of NaCl and CaCl2)  and that might be a good deal if you need a 50-pound bag of it.
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4480780
legomaster50 (author)  Jack A Lopez5 years ago
Thanks i'll try them....lets hope they work.
At stores in the former U.S. you can find a product called DampRid(r) http://www.damprid.com/faq

It's dry calcium chloride.  When you peel the lid off a container of it, it starts turning into hydrated calcium chloride, by absorbing water from the air.  As it turns out, this is the intended function of DampRid(r) as a product:  removing water, or dampness, from its surroundings.

Anyway, I linked to the Damp-Rid(r) FAQ, because one of those questions is , "What is the DampRid formula used in the moisture absorber products?", and the answer is it's calcium chloride.