The CIO2 content of chlorine obtained by electrolysis of NaCl

P.G. Westen, J.G. Hoogland

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


    Cl obtained by discharge of Cl- at a graphite anode contains a small amt. of ClO2 if chlorate is present in the electrolyte. Measurements of the rates of the reactions involved show that this ClO2 is not formed by a chem. reaction in the bulk of the electrolyte nor in the diffusion layer. Whether it is formed electrochem. could not be ascertained definitely. In an explosion buret, no acceleration of the reaction between H and Cl was detected when ClO2 was added in small amts. Consequently, it seems improbable that this ClO2 initiates the explosions occurring in electrolytic cells in which Cl and Na amalgam is produced if the H content of the Cl rises to >10%. [on SciFinder (R)]
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)56-58
    Number of pages3
    JournalElectrochemical Technology
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1967


    Dive into the research topics of 'The CIO2 content of chlorine obtained by electrolysis of NaCl'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this