Calcium nitrate is an inorganic nitrate salt of the mineral calcium. It is used as a fertilizer among other industrial and commercial uses.
The molecular weight of calcium nitrate is 164.09 g/mol. It has a hydrogen bond donor count of zero, a hydrogen bond acceptor count of six, and a rotatable bond count of zero. Calcium nitrate has an exact and monoisotopic mass of 163.938227 g/mol. The heavy atom count of calcium nitrate is nine. It also has a complexity of 18.8 and is a canonicalized compound.
Calcium nitrate decomposes at a boiling point of 270°F (132°C). It also has a melting point of 1,042°F (561°C). Calcium nitrate is soluble in water, methanol, ethanol, and acetone. It is essentially insoluble in concentrated nitric acid.
Calcium nitrate can be found in items like explosives, matches, radio tubes, and pyrotechnics. It can also be used in diesel fuels as a corrosion inhibitor.