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What kind of materials will pool chlorine oxidize? Answered

I know that pool chlorine is an oxidizer,it is easily found but I want to know what kind of materials will it oxidize?Sugar?

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lemonie

9 years ago

It's not good for fireworks - leave it alone. L

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bylerfamilylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

As in it won't oxidize anything decently?I was gonna use it for a rocket,my sodium chlorate cell don't produce much,I can't find potassium nitrate,what do I do.

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lemoniebylerfamily

Answer 9 years ago

Chlorine-based oxidisers are good oxidising ajents, but as you know there are better things than pool-chemicals for pyro-stuff. Can't get "Grant's stump-remover" from Wal-Mart? L

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bylerfamilylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

No,I can't.I really just want something that will burn powerfully.I spent the afternoon testing everything flammable from wood filler to floor wax.Everything burned but it burned like 91% alcohol,slowly.My question is,does it oxidize normal materials like sugar or what does it oxidize?

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lemoniebylerfamily

Answer 9 years ago

I don't know how it will oxidise sugar if you try burning it, but you're not going to make rocket-fuel with it.

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bylerfamilylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

Did you ever try burning it with anything?Like do you mean it can't oxidize sugar at all or it will oxidize sugar and yet burn to slowly for use in a rocket?Does it oxidize some sort of odd chemical?So,is there some thing it oxidizes well enough to make a rocket with?

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lemoniebylerfamily

Answer 9 years ago

If you could make rockets with "pool chlorine" I'm sure we'd have heard of it? Like I said before, can't you get "Grant's stump-remover" from Wal-Mart or similar? L

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bylerfamilylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

Nope,I spent six months at least looking for KNO3.

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lemoniebylerfamily

Answer 9 years ago

Nuts. And the 'chlorate prep' didn't work? L

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bylerfamilylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

It does produce,but it don't work for some reason.So,have you ever tried lighting chlorine with something?Or are you just guessing?Ah well,I will have to start looking for well filter cleaner(potassium permanganate)

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lemoniebylerfamily

Answer 9 years ago

I've done things with permanganate, but ran out years ago. It's quite good, but not up to working rockets.

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bylerfamilylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

What are you using currently?And what would you suggest if you have told me that pool chlorine,and potassium permanganate don't work well,What can I use I find that is worth wile messing with?Rule out the internet.

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lemoniebylerfamily

Answer 9 years ago

I've still got some (weedkiller) sodium chlorate, but it is dangerous.

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bylerfamilylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

Where can I get that?And what would you recommend for rockets?

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bylerfamilylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

What would you say was the best mixture you have ever burned?

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lemoniebylerfamily

Answer 9 years ago

Sodium chlorate and various things, I forget which was best as it's a few years ago now. But to say it again, it is dangerous.

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Evilblaze

9 years ago

The pool chlorine stuff is an organic heterocyclic compound. As I remember it is a C3N3 ring (symmetric) and 2 or 3 oxo groups are on it. And 2 chlorines and one sodium somewhere (it is a sodium salt of something). So as I remember it is C3N3O3Cl2Na. As you see it is a really weak oxidizer, when it hydrolyzes it gets some active chlorine into the water and thats all. If you get out the sodium from it and you just replace the Cl atoms with NO2 groups than you can get a really useful explosive, but this requires some chemistry and I thing it is not the best idea for you to get rid from your hands by an accident. //And this pool chlorine stuff is not pure, it contains a lot of else chemicals, so get some nitrate from somewhere if you want to build a rocket (e.g.: ammonium nitrate).

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bylerfamilyEvilblaze

Answer 9 years ago

What does ammonium nitrate oxidize,where can I find it,and how much is it?