Strontium chloride Formula

Strontium chloride, or also known as strontium dichloride, is an inorganic salt with a chemical formula SrCl2 is widely used in dental products and fireworks. From the formula, we get to know that it is made of a strontium cation and two chloride anions. In this short piece of article, learn more about the strontium chloride formula, its chemical structure along with its properties and uses.

Strontium Chloride Properties

Properties of Strontium Chloride
Name Strontium Chloride
Also known as Strontium dichloride, frozone
Appearance White Crystalline Solid
Chemical Formula SrCl2
Melting Point 874 °C (anhydrous)

61 °C (hexahydrate)

Boiling Point 1,250 °C (anhydrous)
Density 3.05 g/cm³ (anhydrous, monoclinic form)

2.672 g/cm(dihydrate)

1.930 g/cm3 (hexahydrate)

Molar Mass 158.53 g/mol (anhydrous monoclinic form)

266.62 g/mol (hexahydrate)

Strontium Chloride Chemical Structure

Strontium Chloride Formula

Strontium Chloride Uses

  • Used as a corrosion inhibitor for aluminium
  • Used as a red colouring agent in pyrotechnics
  • Useful in reducing tooth sensitivity
  • Used in the storage of ammonia

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