Calcium chloride (CaCl₂) is a versatile chemical compound widely employed for its diverse applications. Primarily recognized as a potent deicing agent, it effectively prevents ice formation on roads and surfaces by lowering the freezing point of water.
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Calcium chloride (CaCl₂) is a versatile chemical compound widely employed for its diverse applications. Primarily recognized as a potent deicing agent, it effectively prevents ice formation on roads and surfaces by lowering the freezing point of water. Beyond winter maintenance, calcium chloride serves as a dust suppressant, controlling the dispersion of particles on roads and in industrial settings. Its hygroscopic properties make it a valuable desiccant, used for moisture absorption in various industrial processes. Additionally, calcium chloride acts as a concrete accelerator, hastening the setting time of concrete. In the food industry, it functions as a firming agent, maintaining the texture of fruits and vegetables. The compound’s multifunctional nature underscores its significance across industries, requiring careful handling and adherence to safety guidelines.
For many learners high school is not enough to prepare them for what they are to face at first year university. They find themselves completely overwhelmed and intimidated by what is expected of them to be able to do in a laboratory.
Unfortunately many learners who want to pursue science subjects go through this dilemma, few as they are because fact is SA is not producing enough learners who will become engineers, doctors, science researchers, let alone science innovators.
To address this, we developed a chemistry kits with 52 experiments for use by learners at home. This gives them an opportunity to gain hand-on exposure and engagement, confidence and understanding they need to study sciences further.
The kit comes with a manual explaining how science is experienced in daily life and therefore brings awareness of the application and usefulness of science, helping the learner relate to what they learn at school.
Some schools do have kits where only the teacher demonstrates the experiments and this is great, but you don’t master driving by watching the driving instructor, you must get in the driver’s seat yourself.