Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by Justin_Is_Here, Jan 11, 2015.
Please tell me some compounds in which chlorine is insoluble.
Don't tell acids or boiling water.
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Golly, I don't know the answer to this. But what qualifies as insoluble, for you? I think there must be some organic liquids in which chlorine is less soluble than it is in water. Would that be good enough for your purposes?
Chlorine is non-polat.
It shouldn't be very soluble in a polar solvent like Acetone.
I don't know whether they react together.
Are you trying to do a separation?
Chlorine does react with acetone.
You are going to find it difficult to find something it doesn't react with.
From what I recall simple alkanes won't react without a catalyst and even things such as benzene may be OK. Acetone, sure, is asking for trouble with that carbonyl group just itching to do something…...: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketone_halogenation
Yes Benzene might be a good choice. It does require a catalyst for reaction with Chlorine.
It's probably not necessary to say this, but I'll say it just in case.
Whatever you are attempting, do it in very small quantities, and if you haven't got a fume cupboard, do it out of doors, upwind.
A candidate as carbon tetrachloride , I suppose it will not be soluble because of its density and there is no room for any substitution.
If you mix chlorine; Cl2 and sodium hydroxide (solution); NaOH, you will get sodium oxychloride; NaOCl, which is household bleach. This is a useful chlorine scrubbing strategy, because you can make a saleable product and not just another waste to dispose of.
Let me add to your comment .
Take a concentrated salt NaCl solution then pass an electric current, you will produce bleach NaOCl and Cl2 gas.
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