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Christian Graus19-Jan-21 10:03
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Not to worry . . . Chloric acid is extremely unstable and will likely blow the owner to itty bitty pieces almost immediately. It's sister, Perchloric acid (HCLO4 is stable enough to keep in bottles - also highly explosive on its own. Something I've actually worked with. It makes an insoluble potassium salt (rather rare) and is a very strong oxidizing acid - used to "fume" things, i.e., break them down chemically by boiling them in the acid. If something organic falls in during this process, well, it tends to crumble things when it goes off with astounding violence. Salts of both of these are common fireworks ingredients. Shock sensitive, although you usually need a hammer (unless mixed with red phosphorus as in matches).

Hydrochloric acid (HCL)? Who's got a stomach to handle that? Actually, all of us - diluted quite a bit it's the acid in your stomach used for digestion. Concentrated (=37% 12.0 molar) is how it's sold. One of the strongest acids known - but I'm sorry to say it doesn't work like acid in the movies. Not at all. Acid strength is based upon degree of ionization in solution and this stuff is about 100% ionized.

Way more than you need to know but it brought back my very early youth, when I used to make my own fireworks.

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