if i electrolyse potassium chloride constantly, will i make perchlorate? Answered
i am about to electrolyse a large amount of potassium chloride to get potassium chlorate, however i dont want to get any potassium perchlorate.
what i plan on doing, is connecting a plastic tube to my chlorine generator, and then have the chlorine pass through my potassium chloride solution, which will stay at about 50-80 degrees celcius , and what i hope will happen is, as soon any potassium hydroxide is formed, it will react with the chlorine to turn into chlorite, which at that tempurature should then turn into 2 parts chloride and 1 part chlorate.
so that way i eventually get a 99% yeild of potassium chlorate.
that way i wont end up losing any chlorine from the solution.
however, this means i will have to electrolyse the solution 3 times longer, so i want to know if this extended electrolysis will cause the formation of any potassium perchlorate