does chlorine support flame fire like oxygen..

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Offline taregg

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does chlorine support flame fire like oxygen..
« on: 15/08/2013 09:25:37 »
like if we use in welding acetylene cylinder and chlorine cylinder...doest profe and support more good than oxygen...
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Re: does chlorine support flame fire like oxygen..
« Reply #1 on: 15/08/2013 21:15:31 »
It wouldn't work well. It would produce a flame that was very sooty. It wouldn't be very hot. The fumes produced- mainly HCl would be extremely toxic.

On the whole it would be a very bad idea.
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Re: does chlorine support flame fire like oxygen..
« Reply #2 on: 17/08/2013 16:34:42 »
Organic fuels do not burn particularly well in chlorine (though some do react vigorously), and the products are corrosive and/or toxic (hydrochloric acid, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, larger polychlorinated hydrocarbons etc.).

However, hydrogen and active metals such as sodium, magnesium, aluminum and zinc can burn very well in a chlorine atmosphere. I wouldn't recommend trying any of these yourself, but a quick youtube search reveals many examples.