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The latent heat of crystallisation of sodium chlorate

  1. Mar 6, 2017 #1
    I am a retired electronic engineer and no scientist. I am considering the use of a saturated solution of sodium chlorate as a thermal store. My problems are: 1/ I have no idea of the quantities involved in terms of heat/gram of crystals. My intention is to maintain a supply of hot water for a house or boat using solar heating. 2/ I don't know of any corrosive effects of such a solution on the container. Would a stainless steel vacuum-insulated tank work?
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  4. Mar 7, 2017 #3
    Thanks, it seems to have at least one of the answers. It is way out of my comfort zone so I will have to study it for engineering rather than academic truths. Thanks again.
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