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Can KCLO4 be used instead of KCLO3?


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#1 RubberRed1999

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:01 PM

Hey, I found a nice comp called lancaster chlorate red. I dont have any chlorate though, I do have perchlorate. Is it possible to substitute it out?

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#2 Arthur

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 02:10 AM

Not usually. Certainly not exactly. The percentage of oxygen is different and chlorates produce enough chlorine to be a chlorine donor as well as an oxidiser, but perchlorates don't, so they need a chlorine donor like parlon or pvc (etc)then the ratios change a bit and the formulation has changed a bit. Lancaster does list a perchlorate red also, similar but slightly different -try it if you have the ingredients.



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:43 AM

Thanks, Arthur. I havent actually seen this composition, do you mind listing it?

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:54 PM

I used it and it semi worked not sure for all formulas tho



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:47 AM

Hey guys one more question i'd ask on here since i can't open new topics yet... many great star comps use KCLO4 but BP(burst charge), primes, other stars, etc. often contain sulfur. So my question is: isn't it risky to use KCLO4 based stars in shells/mines? I always thought that (per)chlorates and sulfur/sulfides are a big no-no 






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