How to change Ca(OH)2 to NaOH?

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Offline Bill.D.Katt.

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How to change Ca(OH)2 to NaOH?
« on: 31/08/2011 18:13:18 »
The title pretty much says it all, if I want to convert Ca(OH)2 to NaOH, what reaction would work? I was thinking Na2CO3 or Na2SO4, would either of those work?

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How to change Ca(OH)2 to NaOH?
« Reply #1 on: 01/09/2011 06:50:32 »
Na2CO3 is traditional.
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« Reply #2 on: 04/09/2011 21:19:41 »
Thanks, it appears to have worked.

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« Reply #3 on: 05/09/2011 06:57:19 »
Glad to hear that, but I'm puzzled. Why did you want to know?
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« Reply #4 on: 06/09/2011 00:09:40 »
I have a solution of Ca(OH)2 after producing some acetylene from CaC2. I just wanted to do something with it.

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« Reply #5 on: 06/09/2011 01:19:37 »
I have a solution of Ca(OH)2 after producing some acetylene from CaC2. I just wanted to do something with it.

That makes me wonder if you have a very early automobile.

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How to change Ca(OH)2 to NaOH?
« Reply #6 on: 06/09/2011 02:54:07 »
I have a solution of Ca(OH)2 after producing some acetylene from CaC2. I just wanted to do something with it.

That makes me wonder if you have a very early automobile.

In my youth (1960s) acetylene lamps (carbide/water) were still the light of choice for cavers in most situations, at least here in Oz. They provided much better all-round illumination than could be got from a torch or electric lamp, and were usually quite safe (limestone caves and coal mines were well separated around here!)
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« Reply #7 on: 06/09/2011 04:50:34 »
I have a solution of Ca(OH)2 after producing some acetylene from CaC2. I just wanted to do something with it.

That makes me wonder if you have a very early automobile.

Oddly enough, a lot of early automobiles were electric. I suppose we have the Rockefellers to thank for having petro cars.