I'm trying to obtain potassium chlorate, but everything is a failure.
First I tried to run electrolisis.
I bought a titanium mesh(about 15x5)(no platinum, only titanium) and a titanium bar(about 20mm length and 0.1mm diameter).
I take a plastic bottle, fill it with distilled water mixed with potassium chloride(I don't heat the water, 1l of water and 100g of chloride)
Then I put the anode and cathode in the water (a output 7v and 1A mobile charger)
After a few hours the thin titanium bar had dissolved and there was no crystal in the electrolyte. (The mesh was Okey)
What's wrong here?
Can I use for electrolisis a mobile charger with Output 5v 2 A?
I used the same with a mobile charger Output 5v 0.5A and nothing happens, no bubbles, nothing.
I read that mmo anodes is a good option, can I use titanium for anode?
Seccond attempt was boiling bleach, around 1 litter, wait until only remains 0.4 liters.
Later, I take a about 0.4 liters of distilled water, boiling the water, disolve around 160g of potassium chloride with the water.
Next, remove the water and put it in a glass bottle where i had the remained bleach.
When I drop the water a reaction occurs, a lot of smoke and a very bad smell.
The color of the mixed vas a dark brown, like burned things(no Cristal appeared). What happen here? I used an stainless recipe for bolining(this recipe had traces of burnt cornmeal that were removed after that)
I put it in a ice bath all night, and morning nothing, only find at bottom a powder(I think it's chloride)
I dropped it.
Edited by PHI, 19 March 2020 - 08:05 PM.