# Electrolysis of molten CaOH and CaCl

So recently I have been trying to get elemental Calcium but I only found a cheap solution in electrolysis of molten $$\ce{CaCl2}$$ (thats because calcium chloride is very cheap) and I am not sure If it would work Can you give me advise? I also wonder If it would work on $$\ce{Ca(OH)2}$$?

Would the reaction be like

$$\ce{Ca(OH)2 -> Ca + 2 OH}$$

and

$$\ce{CaCl2 -> Ca + Cl2}$$

or something else ( I am 13 so I dont know much about chemistry )

• It's much more efficient to buy calcium than to obtain it yourself by electrolysis... – Zhe Nov 28 '18 at 16:50