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Calcium Carbide 250G Griffchem
Calcium Carbide 250G Griffchem
Calcium Carbide 250G Griffchem

Calcium Carbide 250G Griffchem

Calcium Carbide 250G Griffchem

Calcium Carbide 250G Griffchem

Original price was: KSh 5,009.00.Current price is: KSh 4,408.00.

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Original price was: KSh 5,009.00.Current price is: KSh 4,408.00.

BRAND      -Griffchem

PRODUCT –  Calcium Carbide 

FORM          -Solid

COLOR   –       dark gray to black

WEIGHT         -250 gram

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Description

Calcium Carbide 250G Griffchem

The Calcium carbide is a dark gray to black solid compound sold by Griffchem in 250 gram containers.

  • It has a pungent odor similar to garlic or acetylene.

Components:

  • Calcium carbide is a single chemical compound with the formula CaC₂.
  • It consists of calcium (Ca) atoms bonded to two carbon (C) atoms.

Uses:

  • Acetylene Production: The primary use of calcium carbide is for the generation of acetylene gas (C₂H₂) when exposed to water. Acetylene is a highly flammable gas used for:
    • Welding and metal cutting due to its high flame temperature.
    • Lighting, as seen in some older-style miners’ lamps.
    • Chemical production as a starting material for various compounds.
  • Fruit Ripening: In some countries, calcium carbide is used illegally to artificially ripen fruits. This practice is discouraged due to safety concerns and the potential for producing toxic byproducts.

Safety Warnings:

  • Calcium carbide is highly reactive with water, releasing flammable acetylene gas and generating heat. This can be a fire and explosion hazard.
  • The gas produced by calcium carbide can irritate the lungs and eyes.
  • Improper handling can also release toxic phosphine gas as a contaminant.

Important:

  • Due to the safety hazards, calcium carbide is a restricted chemical in many countries.

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