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Perchlorate
  • 2017-04-25 09:55:17
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Perchlorate is a salt formed by perchloric acid,containing tetrahedral type perchlorate ion-ClO4-, where the oxidation state of chlorine is +7. Perchlorate is present in nature and is used primarily as an antioxidant in rocket fuel and pyrotechnics and as an explosive in airbags. Most perchlorates are soluble in water.


Safe operation

In the use of perchloric acid and perchlorate encountered in the explosion,has aroused great concern. The risk of perchloric acid on the one hand because it is a strong acid, so with the skin, eyes or respiratory contact will produce serious burns; on the other hand, hot and concentrated perchloric acid is a strong oxidant, very unstable. Anhydrous perchloric acid and even at room temperature is not stable, it will spontaneously break down and violent explosion. As long as a contact with the material can be oxidized will immediately cause an explosion.


Perchlorate safe operation
Perchlorate can be divided into two categories: ① heat and collision sensitive salt; ② heat and collision less sensitive salt. Substances belonging to the second category are pure ammonium perchlorate, alkali and alkaline earth metal salts, perchloroyl fluoride. Substances belonging to the first class are mixtures of heavy metal perchlorates, perchloric acid fluoride salts, organic perchlorates, perchlorates, perchlorates and organic metal powders or sulfur.

Many heavy metal perchlorates, organic perchlorates (such as hydrazine perchlorate, hydrazine perchlorate, and perchloric acid are all easily exploded) and must be operated by caution. Perchlorate and easily oxidized substances are also very easy to explode, it must be noted that should avoid friction, heat, Mars, vibration and heavy metal pollution and other factors, and to take appropriate isolation, shielding and personal protective measures to ensure that work Personnel safety. Alkali metal, alkaline earth metal perchlorate and ammonium salt is more stable. The synthesis of new inorganic or organic perchlorates should only be undertaken by experienced, attentive researchers who are familiar with the work. Hammer the perchlorate grains (one to two) on the copper plate with a hammer, and estimate the degree of sensitivity of the off-level salt to the impact according to the size of the explosion that occurs when the impact occurs.

To do a simple thermal stability test, one or two grains can be placed on the hot plate, observe the intense decomposition of the reaction and observed, the plug does not plug tight.

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