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Calcium carbide

Product NameCalcium carbide

CAS75-20-7

MFC2Ca

MW64.1

EINECS200-848-3

MOL File75-20-7.mol

Chemical Properties

Melting point 447°C
Boiling point 2300°C
Density  2.22 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
storage temp.  water-free area
form  pieces
color  Gray-black
Specific Gravity 2.22
Water Solubility  hydrolyses
Sensitive  Moisture Sensitive
Merck  14,1656
BRN  3909011
Stability Stability Reacts violently with water liberating highly flammable gas (acetylene). Do not use water if this material is involved in a fire. Incompatible with moisture, water, strong oxidizing agents, alcohols, hydrogen chloride, magnesium.
InChIKey UIXRSLJINYRGFQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
EPA Substance Registry System Calcium carbide (75-20-7)

Safety Information

Hazard Codes  F
Risk Statements  15-41-37/38
Safety Statements  8-43-43A-39-26
RIDADR  UN 1402 4.3/PG 2
WGK Germany  1
10-21
TSCA  Yes
HazardClass  4.3
PackingGroup  II
HS Code  28491000
Hazardous Substances Data 75-20-7(Hazardous Substances Data)

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