what is the raw material for chloro alkali process


The raw material used for chloro alkali process is Sodium Chloride.

Chloro alkali process

When a concentrated solution of sodium chloride is electrolysed, it decomposes to form sodium hydroxide, chlorine and hydrogen.

2NaCl(aq) + 2H2O(l) → 2NaOH(aq) + Cl2(g) + H2(g)

The electrolysis of a concentrated solution of sodium chloride is known as chlor-alkali because of the products formed, Chlorine and hydrogen.

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