Magnesium chloride is a chemical compound composed of magnesium and chlorine. It is used in a variety of applications, including de-icing roads, dust control, and food preservative. It is also used in the production of fertilizers, textiles, and pharmaceuticals. Magnesium chloride is generally considered to be safe to use, but it can cause skin irritation or other side effects if not used properly.
Some of the features of magnesium chloride include:
- It is a white or colorless crystalline solid with a salty taste.
- It is highly soluble in water and other polar solvents.
- It has a high melting point (742 Degree F / 393Degree C).
- It is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs moisture from the air.
- It has a low vapor pressure, meaning it is not volatile.
- It is non-flammable and non-explosive.
- It has a low toxicity, but can cause skin irritation if handled improperly.
- It is an effective de-icer, dust control agent, and food preservative.
- It is used in the production of fertilizers, textiles, and pharmaceuticals.