I was just reading in my textbook that running an eletrical current through
molten NaCl will produce gaseous chlorine. How does one melt NaCl? I tried
to melt some in a beeker, but was unsuccessful. I was just curious if I
could do it. I was not going to run any current through it. I am dumb, but
not that dumb.
"Charlie Johnson" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message news:<Y3Xpb.9313$[Only registered users see links. ].atl.earth link.net>...
Using a couple of propane torches, and a long time, I was able to just
barely sinter table salt in a porcelain crucible. A hotter torch, a
purer sample, or the KOH trick mentioned above sounds like a plan --
if you really want to do this.
[Only registered users see links. ] (Ralconte) wrote:
In my youth I was able to melt NaCl in a porcelain crucible using a
single propane torch. It took a LONG time. You have to get all of
the surrounding apparatus hot in order to minimize conductive and
radiative heat loss from the crucible. It's also essential to keep
the crucible capped. This is probably right on the edge of what can
be melted (on a few gram scale in a crucible) with a normal propane
Molten NaCl looks just like water -- a thin, transparent and colorless
On Wed, 05 Nov 2003 18:55:38 GMT, Repeating Decimal
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We first make a brine by dissolving equimolar amounts of the salts in
a little water. Then we boil off the water. The remaining solid should
melt at the above mentioned temperature. The presence of contaminants
could lower the melting point, eg. the KCl-NaCl-ZnSO4 (1:1:1) eutectic
is at 290 °C.
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