6K.3 part d

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6K.3 part d

Postby Goyama_2A » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:22 pm

The problems asks to balance the redox reaction in acidic solution of :
Cl2 (g) —> HClO (aq) + Cl2 (g)

I understand why they broke the two reactions into
Cl2 —> HClO
Cl2 —> 2Cl-

But, I’m wondering why they were able to write the product in the second half reaction as chlorine ions (2Cl-) rather than how it was written in the first reaction as Cl2

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Re: 6K.3 part d

Postby Justin Vayakone 1C » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:59 pm

Some people have said that it's a typo, so it should say 2Cl-(aq) as the product rather than Cl2(g)

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Re: 6K.3 part d

Postby Maria Poblete 2C » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:01 pm

I can confirm that it's a typo, it really should be 2Cl-(aq) instead of Cl2(g)

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Re: 6K.3 part d

Postby Jocelyn Thorp 1A » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:56 pm

thanks i was absolutely losing my mind at how to do this problem... can't believe there was a typo

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