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TOPIC: Why can't we use Table salt to produce Mms

Why can't we use Table salt to produce Mms 01 Jan 2020 08:18 #62042

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Hi guyz.. am not a chemist.. I would like to know.. why is not possible to make MMS with table salt. Salt that we use for cooking.. they say it has 98.percentage of Nacl.

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Why can't we use Table salt to produce Mms 01 Jan 2020 18:10 #62048

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I work in a chemical plant where we use table salt (NaCl) to make chlorine based products and Sodium Chlorate (NaClO3). We use a lot of electricity to split the molecular bonds of the salt. We use the Sodium Chlorate with an acid to create ClO2. MMS is Sodium Chlorite (NaClO2) so you see that the ClO2 is in the chemical already, just waiting for an acid to break the bond between the Sodium and the Chlorine Dioxide.
The splitting of the salt also involves splitting of water molecules as well and hydrogen gas is produced. Hydrogen can explode if not treated right. It's just so much easier buying MMS that trying to make it yourself unfortunately.
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