As is traditional at Christmas we perform an experiment using bleach to see if we can prepare manganese dioxide by reaction with manganese sulfate, and put the chlorine gas by-product to a good use in simultaneously preparing solid iodine.
HOW TO MAKE CHLORINE and hypochlorous acid...........I dripped HCl acid on calcium hypochlorite (calcium bleach) to make the chlorine and bubbled the chlorine in to water to make the hypochlorous acid. In the video i am just using the water to scrub out the chlorine but if i was going to keep the hypochlorous acid i would have used an ice bath to make the chlorine more soluble in the water. Now if i wanted to make the sodium salt of hypochlorous acid i would bubble the chlorine in to NaOH aqueous solution and that would make sodium hypochlorite and that is regular ole bleach..........ALWAYS REMEMBER SCIENCE IS GREAT. Hypochlorous acid can be used to oxidize alcohols