How to Make Sodium Hydroxide at Home

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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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    8 Discussions

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    theegghead
    theegghead

    4 years ago

    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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    BeachsideHank

    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
    Bharatcs

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Edbed
    Edbed

    5 years ago

    Great idea.