Preparation of chlorine water

Preparation of chlorine water

Preparation of chlorine water

Preparation of chlorine water

To prepare chlorine water a conducted chlorine gas is passed first through a flask containing a little water, then into a bottle filled with cold water, and continue the process until the fluid is saturated. Where it is desired to obtain chlorine water quite free from bromine, the washing flask is changed after about one-half of the chlorine has been expelled, and the gas which now passes over is conducted into a fresh bottle filled with water. If the chlorine water is to be quite free from hydrochloric acid, the gas must be passed through a U tube containing manganese dioxide. The chlorine water must be protected from the action of light, since, if this precaution is neglected, it speedily suffers complete decomposition, being converted into dilute hydrochloric acid, with evolution of oxygen (resulting from the decomposition of water). Smaller quantities, intended for use in the laboratory, are best kept in a stoppered bottle protected by a case of pasteboard. Chlorine water which has lost its strong peculiar odor is unfit for use.

Laboratory manual of inorganic preparations, by H. T. Vulte, 10-27, 1895


molecular chlorine



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CHLORINE, Molecular chlorine, Bertholite, dichlorine, Chloor, Cloro, Chlorine gas, Chlorine mol., Chlore [French], Cloro [Italian], Chloor [Dutch], Chlor [German], Caswell No. 179, Bertholite /warfare gas/, 7782-50-5, UN 1017, Chlorinated water (chlorine), CCRIS 2280, HSDB 206, UNII-4R7X1O2820, KZBUYRJDOAKODT-UHFFFAOYSA-N, EINECS 231-959-5, UN1017, EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 020501, CL2, 81859-29-2, dichlorane, Chlorine mol, Chlorinated water, AC1L2NHV, AC1Q3VDB, 295132_ALDRICH, CHEBI:29310, CTK5E9151, Chlorine [UN1017] [Poison gas], Chlorine [UN1017] [Poison gas], AKOS015915796, 4R7X1O2820, LS-2438, FT-0693134, 3B4-2170, I14-52713, 22537-15-1

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Dichloran, Chlore, Chlor, Diatomic chlorine, Dichloran (flame retardant), CID24526, D002713

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