- First Name
- Apr 7, 2020
- Reaction score
- San Diego
- F150,F550, Escape
So is Cybertruck doomed?!?!?!?Huh?
With all that background you should understand that chlorine gas reacts with water to produce hydrochloric and hypochlorous acids;
Cl2 + H2O --> 2H+ + Cl- + OCl-
and that if the mix is neutralized with, for example, lye
2Na+ +2OH- + 2H+ + Cl- + OCL- --> Na + + Cl- + 2Na+ + OCl- + 2H20
IOW salt (NaCl) and bleach (NaOCl).
The problem with austenitic stainless is that it, if under tensile stress, eventually cracks in the presence of high (and it doesn't have to be very high) chloride ion concentrations. With a car the problems are calcium chloride thrown on the roads, bleach containing cleansers and, if you live by the sea, airborne salt crystals. The calcium chloride obviously dissociates in water to release chloride ion. Bleach works by oxidizing something and this releases chloride ion. As an example consider ethanol being oxidized to acetic acid:
CH3CH2OH + 2Na+ + 2OCl- --> CH3COO- + H+ + H2O + 2Cl- + 2Na+
Well, it does say Stainless, not Stainfree. So it stains less than steelWhy do they call it "stainless" if it can be stained? I'm suing somebody