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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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