kmq Posted October 2, 2005 Share Posted October 2, 2005 sodium nitrate, NaNO3, is an ionic compound with a melting point of about 320 degrees C and a decomposition temperature of about 380 degrees C. If I was to melt sodium nitrate to try to produce liquid sodium through electrolysis, would there be any poisonous gases produced from the electrolysis? I know that NO is poisonous and especially NO2. Would either of these be produced and are there any other hidden dangers (other than the fact that it produces sodium, which is rather unstable, and involves high temperatures)? If thats too dangerous, what about electrolysis of molten baking soda (NaHCO3)? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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