Chlorhydroquinone alone is not often used as a negative developer, but the following formula gives good results.

IngredientQuantity
Mix chemicals in order.
Sodium sulphite anhydrous100grams
Potassium carbonate150grams
Chlorhydroquinone50grams
Water to make1liter

For strong contrast, dilute with 3 parts of water. For softer negatives dilute 1:5. Add 5 mililiters of 10% potassium bromide solution to 0.5 liters of working solution.

The image appears in 20 seconds and development is complete in 4–5 minutes at 18.5°C.