Re: Morton Salt
Mortons is just a brand name for table salt.
In a TC application, ultimate purity isn't important, you just want a
conductive liquid, so you can probably use just about anything..Urine,
potato chips washed in water, .etc...
If you can find it cheap, Copper Sulfate (CuSO4, 5H2O) makes a good salt
for making conductive liquids.. It isn't as corrosive as sodium chloride.
CuSO4 is used for killing plant roots, among other things.. The usual form
is the pentahydrate (i.e. don't buy the anhydrous variety, you, are, after
all, going to dissolve it in water).
> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Morton Salt
> Date: Thursday, July 15, 1999 3:31 PM
> Original Poster: erik.beckhaus-at-t-online.de (Mein Name)
> Hello Coilbuilders,
> This is a cry for Help ! Can Anybody give me the formula of Mortons Salt
> I am new to this group and still constructing my Tesla-Coil. I decided to
> everything myself because it is cheaper.
> I also decided to build the capacitors myself. I chose a
> salt which is used is supposed to be "Mortons-Salt".
> I have no idea at all what Mortons Salt is. As I live in Germany I must
> the German name for it, but I could find no explanation at all in any of
> If somone can give me the formula, or the name according to the UIPAC
> standards, I will know what it is, and I will be able to detemine the
> name for it. Thanks in advance,
> Regards, Erik.