Introduction: How to Make Sodium Hydroxide at Home

The video shows an easy way to make sodium hydroxide or lye at home

you will require

1.power supply or battery

2.wire

3.graphite electrode

4.container

5.common salt (NaCl)

6.Water

now follow the procedures in the video

Warning

The process must be done outdoors in a well ventilated area as chlorine gas is released which can be lethal

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theegghead made it!(author)2016-05-29

wouldn't this just produce chlorates, hypochlorite, and perchlorates?

NaCl+H2O=H2+NaOCl

or:

NaCl+3H2O=3H2+NaClO3

or:

NaCl+4H2O=4H2+NaClO4

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Bharatcs made it!(author)2016-06-01
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BeachsideHank made it!(author)2015-06-01

Chlorine, bad, hydrogen gas, worse- together:

"Hydrogen gas forms explosive mixtures with air if it is 4–74% concentrated and with chlorine if it is 5–95% concentrated."

Just sayin'.

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Bharatcs made it!(author)2015-06-01

True,the process must be done outdoors in a well ventilated area to be more safe

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Edbed made it!(author)2015-06-01

Great idea.

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Bharatcs made it!(author)2015-06-01

Thanks

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tomatoskins made it!(author)2015-06-01

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Bharatcs made it!(author)2015-06-01

Thank you!

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