Calcium Carbide (CaC2) also known as calcium acetylide. The pure material is colorless. Pieces of technical-grade calcium carbide are grey or brown. In the presence of trace moisture, technical-grade calcium carbide emits an odor reminiscent of garlic.
1.Manufacture of acetylene gas and calcium cyanamide.
2.For the generation of acetylene in carbide lamps.
3.Manufacture of chemicals for fertilizer.