Cl2 + H2O = HCl + HClO | Chemical Equation Details

chlorine + water = hydrogen chloride + hypochlorous acid |


Equation Result #1

Cl2 + H2OHCl + HClO
chlorine water hydrogen chloride hypochlorous acid
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Lead the chlorine gas in a glass of water, dip the litmus paper sample into the solution obtained


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The reaction of chlorine with water is in two opposite directions. Chlorine water is a compound of substances such as Cl2, HCl, HClO so it is yellow and green. Initially the acid make litmus paper turn red, but then it is decolored due to strong oxidation of HClO.

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