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Title: Making Hydrochloric acid
Post by: gatewood on January 31, 2020, 01:18:09 AM
So I've separated chlorine from table salt and hydrogen from water by doing electrolysis on brine (salt water).

How can I produce hydrochloric acid? Should I just mix both and ta-ra?
Title: Re: Making Hydrochloric acid
Post by: chenbeier on January 31, 2020, 03:14:18 AM
You have to burn hydrogen in the chlorine atmosphere.
If you mix it normal light can ignite it and....bomm.  Don't do that!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Making Hydrochloric acid
Post by: gatewood on January 31, 2020, 01:01:12 PM
So I should build like a little, hydrogen lamp and have the flame slowly burn inside a container (one that wont dissolve once the acid begins to pour of course) full of chlorine gas?
Title: Re: Making Hydrochloric acid
Post by: chenbeier on January 31, 2020, 02:00:26 PM
Yes correct
Title: Re: Making Hydrochloric acid
Post by: gatewood on January 31, 2020, 05:07:00 PM
You have to burn hydrogen in the chlorine atmosphere.
If you mix it normal light can ignite it and....bomm.  Don't do that!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, thanks for the info (thats why i wanted to ask before blasting my face off).