I plan to do an experiment which involves the electrolysis of dilute sulfuric acid (1 M or 1 mol/L). I would like to carry it out in a long transparent plastic container (easier to handle and clean). What would be the suitable plastic for this?

  • $\begingroup$ Just curious, why not use glass since it’s already transparent and inert with sulfuric acid? And probably also easier to clean than plastic? $\endgroup$ – IanC Jul 2 '19 at 10:40
  • $\begingroup$ The problem is that I need a pretty big 'tub' or container for this experiment, and I imagine that this will take too much weight. And also I'm not sure were I would find a deep rectangular glass container, at least where I live. $\endgroup$ – TheTenthBox Jul 2 '19 at 16:48
  • $\begingroup$ At 1 M, most plastic containers, such as polyethylene (polythene, in the Old World), polypropylene (better at high temps and a bit more transparent), acrylic or polycarbonate should be usable for at least a few days' use. $\endgroup$ – DrMoishe Pippik Jul 2 '19 at 22:03

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