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Offline AllAmericanBreakfast

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Why doesn't chlorine from salt dissolved in water boil away?
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:36:05 PM »
The boiling point of chlorine is -100 degrees Celsius. When NaCl dissolves in water, the individual Na and Cl particles separate and mix with the water. Since Cl has such a low boiling point, why doesn't it immediately escape into the atmosphere as a gas on contact with water, leaving a pot full of pure sodium when all the water has finished boiling off?

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Re: Why doesn't chlorine from salt dissolved in water boil away?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 03:12:53 AM »
Sodium chloride doesn't contain free chlorine.
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