whats the best way to electrolyse salt to get a high yeild of sodium chlorate?

hello, i just tried electrolysing 50mls of water with a teaspoon of dissolved salt inside it, using my tv's power cable which gave out 12v @5.5A.
after about 5 mins of electrolysis, my entire room began stinking like chlorine, and the salt water was splattering and bubbling out of the very small container i was using.
i was using carbon electrodes for both the anode and cathode, and they were fizzling like bi-carb soda in vinagar as soon as they both touched the water.

what i need to know is, how can i improve on this method to get a high yelid, say 99% of sodium chlorate in the end, and not end up with perchlorate, or hydroxide?'
i know that if i want to get a high yelid of chlortae, then no chlorine  ions should be lost in the proccess, is there any way to keep all the chlorine? or is it inetivable that they bubble out?

also, would it help to add hydrochloric acid to neutralise any sodium hydroxide that forms during the electrolysis, or will that destroy my electrodes?

lastly, is 12v 5.5a too much? and is 66 watts too much? also is it watts that makes the electrolysis go faster, and not the voltage, because i have a power supply that can give out 12v 500ma instead.

also, as with all my questions, whoever gives the best answer will be given a best answer.

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lemonie6 years ago

Chlorine is poisonous and corrosive you know?
1 teaspoon isn't much, and you'd be better reading a bit about this before trying another time:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_chlorate (keyword - hot)
http://electrochem.cwru.edu/encycl/art-b01-brine.htm

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oldmanbeefjerky (author)  lemonie6 years ago
realY!?
i had no idea lol

tell me, what question did i ask here, was it, "is chlorine poisonous" or was it
"whats the best way to electrolyse salt to get a high yeild of sodium chlorate?"

because im pretty sure i asked for how to make sodium chlorate.

now, i am doing the reaction outside, and im only going o electrolyse around 12g in 800ml of water, hot water i might add.

now, is there any other methods i can use to incresse my yeild and also not get any perchlorate, and i have no use for perchlorate.

please do not give me any warnings, also, i might add

NONE OF THE POSTS YOU HAVE NAE HAVE BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED IN ANY WAY PURELY BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST ATTEMPTS TO START AN ARGUMENT AND OR ANNOY ME, WHICH THEY HAVE. THEY ARE IN NO WAY RELATED TO THE TOPIC QUESTION AND SO ONCE AGAIN ILL POINT OUT, THEY ARE NOT ACKNOWLEDGED IN ANY WAY.

THE ONLY THING I WILL ACKNOWLEDGE ARE ACTUAL ANSWERS TO THE QUESTION.

IF I WERE TO WRITE UP A QUESTION SAYING " IF I HAVE SOME SALT IN WATER WHAT DOES IT DO" WOULD YOU THEN SAY, HEY DONT GO NEAR SALT IN WATER, IF ELECTRICITY GOES THROUGH IT IT WILL MAK A VERY INSIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DEADLY GAS, IN AMOUNTS THAT WOULD DO NOTHING OTHER THAN PRODUCE A BAD SMELL. HERE ARE SOME LINKS YOU SHOULD READ SO THAT I GET PAYED BY WIKIPEDIA FOR SPAMMING ON PEOPLES QUESTIONS, NOW THOSE PEOPLE WILL NEED TO RE-ASK THE QUESTION ALL OVER AGAIN, BECAUSE ONCE A WIKIPEDIA SPAM MESSAGE BY ME IS MADE, THEN IT NEVER GETS ANSWERD NO MATTER HOW MUCH THE QUESTION-EE PLEADS THEM TO SHARE THAT KNOWLEDGE.
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If you want to act like a twat, do it somewhere else.

You said "my entire room began stinking like chlorine", which is because there was chlorine in it, and if you could smell it then it was poisoning you. The opportunity to tell people that you know what you're doing was missed. Specifically: you didn't acknowledge that it was chlorine.
Also "would it help to add hydrochloric acid" implies a basic lack of knowledge around the chemistry.

I gave you two good starting points for research, if you want someone to tell you what to do you should do what you should have done before asking the question. Which is this.

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Isn't mercury used as well ?

That's for producing chlorine .

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