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Old 19th December 2002, 08:35 AM   #1
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does ferric chloride smell like bleach? or like swimming pool water? i got a bottle cheap and im not sure if i got the rite stuff... is it similar to bleach? on the reciept it states bleach... pls help..
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Old 19th December 2002, 08:42 AM   #2
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If it is Ferric Chloride I haven't used in 20 years but at that time it was brown and did not smell like bleach. It causes bad stains on most anything.
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Old 19th December 2002, 08:46 AM   #3
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oh... so it doesnt smell at all like bleach?
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Old 19th December 2002, 08:49 AM   #4
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Arrow Ferrocloride as etching

no it doesn't smell much, but aluminium kettles
get attacked as well as coppersurfaces, PCBs

I put it in a kettle, warm to 50 Celsius, and etch
there are alternatives to FerroCloride
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is bleach any use in etching pcbs?
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Old 19th December 2002, 08:51 AM   #6
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the *** sold me bleach!! she said i asked for fabric clorox... jack ***.... wasted my money... i got 7 liters of the stuff sitting in my room now
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the *** sold me bleach!! she said i asked for fabric clorox... jack ***.... wasted my money... i got 7 liters of the stuff sitting in my room now
Not really her fault is it so no need to call her anything? If she said you wanted Fabric Chlorix you should probably explained a bit further that that was not what you wanted. Normally you don't just buy it just anywhere but you have to do that in special electronics shop or similar.

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Old 19th December 2002, 11:52 AM   #8
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does ferric chloride smell like bleach? or like swimming pool water? i got a bottle cheap and im not sure if i got the rite stuff... is it similar to bleach? on the reciept it states bleach... pls help..
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Etching PCB's - don't tell the wife pls!

Bleach together with acid kicks a**. Read more about it in the thread and also the precautions!.

Ferric chloride is strongly yellow and if it's in a bottle dark brown.
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Old 19th December 2002, 12:21 PM   #9
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I don't think he has H2O2 bleach, but some chloric bleach. I don't know how that will react when mixed with HCl.....
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Default Clorox is hypochlorite

thinking Oxidation-Reduction gives me a headache.
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