What is hypochlorous acid ? And How to Make it

What is hypochlorous acid
Hypo-say what now? What is hypochlorous acid?
Hypochlorous acid is nature’s oldest disinfectant, and it happens to be walking around in about 7.5 billion people right now. As in inside all humans, this very moment. Why? It’s the substance your white blood cells produce to fight off infections. It’s also the active ingredient in electrolyzed water, which is an industrial technology used for green cleaning and sanitizing. Electrolyzed water is made when electricity is used to change the chemical structure of salt, water & vinegar into a disinfectant as effective as bleach, but with no harmful chemicals, fumes or residues. Pretty cool, right?
How is hypochlorous acid made?
To make hypochlorous acid is pretty simple chemistry. Start with precisely the correct proportions of three ingredients: salt, water and vinegar. You may remember that a salt molecule is made up of the elements sodium and chloride (NaCl) and a water molecule is made up of hydrogen and oxygen (H2O). When an electrical current is applied to the solution, the molecules break apart and the elements form two new molecules:
Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) Nature’s super powerful disinfectant, and also the ingredient that gives bleach its anti-microbial power. When the pH of the solution is lowered to the correct level, HOCl is created, exactly the same substance that is your immune system’s germ fighter. So when you take your child to that indoor play area/petrie dish – your white blood cells get to work creating hypochlorous acid.
Sodium hydroxide (NaOH)
A common detergent used at different concentrations in everything from toothpaste to skin moisturizers to cleaning products. Because concentration levels vary so widely across products, so do toxicity levels. That’s why you can find this same ingredient in both toothpastes and drain cleaners.

so here’s the specifics 

This is all the info i know combined with some research i just found to solidify the process, now i wanna make a video to try but for now this blog is here, please do  NOT try any experiments at home and if you do taie the chance at your own risk be sure to do extensive research and have all safety precautions in place. 

Now here is how to make hypochlorous acid

. Using two electrodes and  electrolysis To make hypochlorous acid and thd vinegar is just  to  adjust the ph of water to the perfect spot and You put a an electrode  in the water and utilizing electrolysis with the right voltage it breaks down the table salt ( NaCl)   And water (H20) And it mostly creates hypochlorous acid (HOCl)  under the right ph, but also other substances including  sodium hydroxide, (NaOH) if the solutiond too high ph you get mostly sodium hypochlorite ( standard bleach NaOCL) and if too low ph you get hydrochloric acid (HCl)  (also known as muriatic acid what we used to clean tiles) which is very acidic and harmful to skin and lungs so should be avoided, so to maximize production of HOCl you need ph of 6

(Too acid will make more HCl hydrochloric/murisatic acid)

And if the solution id too basic it will just make bleach ( NaOCl)


So while effective its unstable s because it want to find an equilibrium and chlorine is unstable on its own cuz it has an extra electron so it wants to combine with most things it touches ,

Hypochlorous acid is the same exact molecule our white

Blood cells use to fight infection. It wraps around bacteria and explodes it and isnt harmful like bleach or muriatic acid)


Quarter tea spoon salt (1.5 grams)

950 milliters distilled water (1 Quart)

Stirred until dissolved,

Adjust ph to 6 exactly using drops of vinegar

12 watts For 7 minutes (12v)


Aiming for

200 ppm  solution after 7 minutes

Which creates a  0.02% HoCl  solution

With trace amounts of the other substances which is why ph is very important to mitigate creation of those harmful substances

but this isnt stable for long,

Very unstable in uv light, sunshine, and air, or

Any temp above 72 will destabilize it within a week. Basically should be made fresh to use

You dont need to use distilled water but it should at lesst be filtered, the cleaner the water the more stable it will be do the end solution will last longer.



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