Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

    Calcarea muriatica

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    Calcium muriaticum

    Etymology

    Family

    Traditional name

    English: Chloride of Lime
    French: Chlorure de calcium:
    German: Calcium chlorid

    Italian: Cloruro di calcio

    Used parts

    Trituration 1x

    Classification

    CaCl2
    Minerals; Inorganic; Column Two

    Keywords

    Calcarea

    Original proving

    Allen: Encyclop. Mat. Med. Vol. X, 646; Clarke: A Dict. of Pract. Mat. med. Vol. I, 357.

    Description of the substance

    Calcium chloride, CaCl2, is a salt of calcium and chlorine. It behaves as a typical ionic halide, and is solid at room temperature. Common applications include brine for refrigeration plants, ice and dust control on roads, and desiccation. Because of its hygroscopic nature, anhydrous calcium chloride must be kept in tightly-sealed air-tight containers.

    Calcium chloride can serve as a source of calcium ions in a solution as, unlike many other calcium compounds, calcium chloride is soluble.
    Calcium chloride has a very high enthalpy change of solution.
    The anhydrous salt is deliquescent; it can accumulate enough water in its crystal lattice to form a solution.