Calcium Iodide Formula

Calcium iodide is an inorganic compound that is made of calcium and iodine. It has a chemical formula CaI2. Calcium iodide can be formed using either calcium oxide, calcium carbonate or calcium hydroxide with hydrochloric acid. In this short piece of article, learn about the calcium iodide formula along with its chemical structure, uses and properties.

Calcium Iodide Properties

Properties of Calcium Iodide


Calcium Iodide

Also Known as

Calcium (II) Iodide


White Solid

Molecular Formula


Melting Point

779 °C

Boiling Point

1100 °C


3.956 g/cm3

Molar Mass

293.887 g/mol

Solubility in Water


Calcium Iodide Chemical Structure

Calcium Iodide Formula

Calcium Iodide Uses

  • Calcium iodide is used in medicines
  • It is used in photography

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Sulphur dioxide and oxygen react according to the equation  :- 2SO2(g)+O2(g)2SO3(g).If 50.0 g of SO2(g) is added to a flask resulting  in a pressure of 0.750 atm.What will be the total pressure in the flask when a stochiometric amount of oxygen is added?What is the pressure after the completion of reaction and before the beginning of the reaction (with O2 just added)?