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Offline NaOH

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A home experiment I did
« on: March 26, 2010, 04:49:44 PM »
I made a solution of vinager and salt then I passed 22 volts through it with graphite electrodes.


After 10 minutes of electrolysis the solution was having a bleach smell, I suppose that was the formation of chlorine gas, then I stoped the electricity, the solution smelled like the fruit of the vinager. What might have been left in the solution?

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Re: A home experiment I did
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 06:08:39 PM »
Actually, if it smelled like bleach, I think it may have been bleach! :P

"fruit of vinegar" ?

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Re: A home experiment I did
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 06:56:55 PM »
Actually, if it smelled like bleach, I think it may have been bleach! :P

"fruit of vinegar" ?


clhorine gas smells like bleach and what I mean is the smell of fruit that vinager has.

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Re: A home experiment I did
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 09:30:55 PM »
"fruit that vinegar has" the smell of vinegar?

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Re: A home experiment I did
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 08:46:37 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinegar
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we have discussed several times on several of the boards here what we get when we do electrolysis on salt water
The group holding the floor now says hydrogen and oxygen with a touch of OCl that gives the bleach smell --- i am still holding out for hydrogen and Chlorine and hydrogen and oxygen with the OCl resulting in a small amount from Cl and O combining a little at the electrode.

it is well know that perfume is used to overpower some other scent -- is not what you are experiencing sort of the same.

« Last Edit: March 27, 2010, 08:59:35 AM by billnotgatez »

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Re: A home experiment I did
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010, 08:44:48 PM »
OCl ?
I've never seen a mole in a bag of animal crackers , but I've heard they're tasty. Can I have one please :)

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Re: A home experiment I did
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2010, 08:51:09 PM »
hypochlorite anion

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