De-icing salts? NaCl vs. CaCl2

Smay, V. Elaine
November 1983
Popular Science;Nov83, Vol. 223 Issue 5, p86
The article discusses the differences between de-icing salts made from sodium chloride (NaCl) and calcium chloride (CaCl2). An overview of how both salts work, including their chemical properties, and why CaCl2 works better than NaCl for most applications, such as de-icing roads, is presented.


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