timsong (Newbee)
11-14-01 11:56
No 236608
      Electrolysis Of Calcium Chloride  Bookmark   

Will a plumbago crucible conduct electricity, so allowing it to be used as the anode ?

Can a silica crucible be used with graphite anode ?

Any other material I can use for the crucible ?

11-14-01 12:46
No 236623
      Re: Electrolysis Of Calcium Chloride  Bookmark   

sorry forgot to say, trying to make calcium
(Hive Bee)
11-14-01 21:39
No 236733
      Re: Electrolysis Of Calcium Chloride  Bookmark   

I don't think you'll want your crucible to serve as anode, because that will make it very difficult to keep the chlorine away from the calcium metal.
I found cast iron the only material that didn't either break or dissolve when melting salts at 600+ degs.

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