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6K.3 part d

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:22 pm
by Goyama_2A
The problems asks to balance the redox reaction in acidic solution of :
Cl2 (g) ā€”> HClO (aq) + Cl2 (g)

I understand why they broke the two reactions into
Cl2 ā€”> HClO
and
Cl2 ā€”> 2Cl-

But, Iā€™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

Re: 6K.3 part d

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:59 pm
by Justin Vayakone 1C
Some people have said that it's a typo, so it should say 2Cl-(aq) as the product rather than Cl2(g)

Re: 6K.3 part d

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:01 pm
by Maria Poblete 2C
I can confirm that it's a typo, it really should be 2Cl-(aq) instead of Cl2(g)

Re: 6K.3 part d

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:56 pm
by Jocelyn Thorp 1A
thanks i was absolutely losing my mind at how to do this problem... can't believe there was a typo