Saturday, September 11, 2010

Make Bleach and Oven Cleaner from Salt

CAUTION: Chlorine Gas is formed, do this in a well ventilated area.


This is a very similar procedure described in the Extracting Hydrogen and Chlorine from brine experiment but this will make 2 useful byproducts.






Set up the apparatus as shown with brine (table salt dissolved in water) as the electrolyte.  The brine soaked rag joining the two jars are to allow a current to pass through without contaminating the different the byproducts formed in each jar.


Chlorine will form from the anode and dissolve into the newly formed sodium hydroxide to produce sodium chlorate.


The cathode will bubble hydrogen gas and form pure sodium hydroxide.


When the reaction is complete no more bubbles will form and you'll have a jar of homemade bleach (sodium chlorate) and home make oven cleaner (sodium hydroxide, or commonly called lye)

36 comments:

  1. can i use it to bleach my teeth

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  2. so this is how you make chlorine gas.... that stuff is toxic as shit

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  9. Hahaha, I WON'T try this at home, considering how clumsy I am :P

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  10. make sure to do this with good airflow though, as both of these can be very harmful.

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  11. Can you post the recipe for crystals please ^^?

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  12. That is actually a pretty cool, and simple precedure.

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  13. make somthing soda? COCA_COLA or what?:))

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  18. What voltage did you use? 12vdc?

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  19. I am a simpleton - can you post this as a graphic, step by step on the initial setup - what battery to use, size jar, salt to water to create brine, etc... much appreciated

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  20. I've just know this salt method from you today, all I am reading for possible cleaning materials is the soda. Good read anyway!


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