Please tell me some compounds in chlorine gas is insoluble.

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  1. Justin_Is_Here Registered Member

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    Please tell me some compounds in which chlorine is insoluble.
    Don't tell acids or boiling water.
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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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?
     
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  5. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    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?

    Added later.
    Chlorine does react with acetone.
    See http://digital.library.louisville.edu/cdm/ref/collection/etd/id/600

    You are going to find it difficult to find something it doesn't react with.
     
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  7. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    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
     
  8. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Yes Benzene might be a good choice. It does require a catalyst for reaction with Chlorine.
     
  9. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    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.
     
  10. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    A candidate as carbon tetrachloride , I suppose it will not be soluble because of its density and there is no room for any substitution.
     
  11. wellwisher Banned Banned

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    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.
     
  12. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    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.
     
  13. kilao Registered Member

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    Hg2Cl2
     

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