The compound calcium nitrate consists of a total of nine atoms, including one atom of calcium, two of nitrogen and six of oxygen. Calcium nitrate has the molecular formula Ca(NO3)2 and a molecular weight of 164.08 grams per mole.
In appearance, this compound is white and granular. Calcium nitrate is soluble in water and has a density of 2.5 grams per cubic centimeters. Its melting point is 1,040 degrees Fahrenheit.
The main applications of calcium nitrate are in fertilizers, explosive devices and fireworks. If this substance burns in a fire, it can give off toxic fumes. If inhaled, this substance can cause coughing and also irritate the mucous membranes.