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Calcium Chlorate from TCCA

John paul III - 29-12-2019 at 15:55

I need Ca(ClO3)2 for an experiment, but I don't want to order the hypochlorite needed to make it and pay for the transport or buy a whole kilo if I don't have to. Is it worth trying to mix TCCA with Ca(OH)2 to get calcium hypochlorite, or should I straight up generate chlorine and do this:
2 Cl2 + 2 Ca(OH)2 → Ca(ClO)2 + CaCl2 + 2 H2O

Merryp - 29-12-2019 at 18:59

As far as I'm aware Calcium hypochlorite will only react very slowly to chlorate.
So, unless you intend to boil it for hours, I wouldn't recommend it.