Phosgen production

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by timojin, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Can be Phosgen produced electronically and in the process remove CO2 from the air ?
     
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  3. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    No.
     
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  5. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I know.. Put down that Bunsen burner and step away from the glassware set.
     
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  7. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    The standard method of making this is from CO and chlorine, though you also get some from light-induced decomposition of chloroform. So it is not synthesised from CO2 but from CO. I do not know what you mean by "electronically" but there is no electrolytic process for making it, so far as I am aware.

    You ask a strange question. Did you have something in mind?
     
  8. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Great finally you come by; To same extent I am familiar with Phosgen .I agree with the so called standard method. But it occur to me start some other way ! this is a forum and we can kick in other ideas.
    So. Ok, alkaline have an electrolytic alkaline cell with NaCl .. At the Anode side I will buble in CO2. Because os alkalinity CO2 will be converted into CO3-- + 2Na + at the same time we are going to produce at the Anode Cl2, NaOCOONa -- + 2 Cl2 ---- 2NaClO + CO , CO + Cl2 ---- ClCOCl
    Chlorine comes from electrolysis of NaCl.
    Now old timer , fire up your criticism
    Nothing in mind but exercise .
     
  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    But that won't happen. How will you convert carbonate to CO in your reaction scheme?
     

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