There has been an image circulating multiple social media platforms for “Bernie Sanders Glowsticks” that is made to trick supporters into hurting or possibly killing themselves in creating a “Chlorine Bomb.”
The reaction between the mixture of chorine and isopropyl alcohol is highly explosive and is highly toxic and can cause respiratory problems and will harm mucous membranes. Think tear gas. Chlorine itself has the potential to cause damage to the lungs, thus asphyxiates the victim, and even sometimes the bomb maker. In short, it is dangerous.
Sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, (sodium cation [Na+] and a hypochlorite anion [ClO−]) reacts with isopropyl alcohol (IPA) which causes oxidation-reduction, with the NaOCl acting as an oxidizer.
NaOCl(aq) + (CH3)2CHOH(l) → Cl2(g) + (CH3)2CO(l)
Meaning that the mixture itself is highly unbalanced.
The instructions in the meme/image calls for creating 2 liters of the bomb. See the video below to find out what happens when you create a 3 liter bomb.
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