Sodium Chlorate by the Jolly Roger

Sodium Chlorate is a strong oxidizer used in the manufacture of

explosives. It can be used in place of Potassium Chlorate.


Material Required Sources

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2 carbon or lead rods (1 in. diameter Dry Cell Batteries

by 5 in. long) (2-1/2 in. diameter by

7" long) or plumbing

supply store

Salt, or ocean water Grocery store or ocean

Sulfuric acid, diluted Motor Vehicle Batteries

Motor Vehicle


2 wires, 16 gauge (3/64 in. diameter approx.), 6 ft. long, insulated.


1 gallon glass jar, wide mouth (5 in. diameter by 6 in. high approx.)






Heavy cloth


Large flat pan or tray





1) Mix 1/2 cup of salt into the one gallon glass jar with 3 litres (3

quarts) of water.

2) Add 2 teaspoons of battery acid to the solution and stir vigorously

for 5 minutes.

3) Strip about 4 inches of insulation from both ends of the two wires.

4) With knife and sticks, shape 2 strips of wood 1 by 1/8 by 1-1/2. Tie

the wood strips to the lead or carbon rods so that they are 1-1/2 incles


5) Connect the rods to the battery in a motor vehicle with the insulated


6) Submerge 4-1/2 inches of the rods in the salt water solution.

7) With gear in neutral position, start the vehicle engine. Depress the

accelerator approx. 1/5 of its full travel.

8) Run the engine with the accelerator in this position for 2 hours, then

shut it down for 2 hours.

9) Repeat this cycle for a total of 64 hours while maintaining the level

of the acid-salt water solution in the glass jar.


CAUTION: This arrangement employs voltages which can be quite dangerous!

Do not touch bare wire leads while engine is running!!


10) Shut off the engine. Remove the rods from the glass jar and

disconnect wire leads from the battery.

11) Filter the solution through the heavy cloth into a flat pan or tray,

leaving the sediment at the bottom of the glass jar.

12) Allow the water in the filtered solution to evaporate at room

temperature (approx. 16 hours). The residue is approximately 60% or more

sodium chlorate which is pure enough to be used as an explosive



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