whats better for electrolysis, 12vdc or 24-70vac? Answered
hello, i am wanting to make large amounts of potassium and sodium chlorate and perchlorate, through electrolysis, but am a little stumped at my current position
right now, i am clueless as to what is better, a 12v dc @500ma battery charger , to electrolys salt, or, a christmas lights power supply station wich gives out 24-70 volts ac, at something around 1-3 amps. though some research i have not been able to determine wether ac is better and safer than dc or vice versa, when making chlorates in electrolysis. i have heard that ac apparently is better because it generates heat which allows for a faster reaction than dc, but also ive heard ac power at those voltages may just jump from one electrode to another through the air, and not do any electrolysis at all. whereas dc is just weak.
someone pleas ehlp me out!