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Chemical Reaction between water and chlorine

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[SOLVED] Chemical Reaction between water and chlorine

Homework Statement


Whats the reaction between chlorine and water


Homework Equations


None


The Attempt at a Solution


Is it the reversible reaction:

Cl2(g) + H2O(l) <----> HCl(aq) + HClO(aq)
 

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I think you were going for chloric acid which is actually HOCl otherwise it's correct
 
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arent they the same thing just different methods of writing it. and that would be hypochloric acid not chloric acid right?
 
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They are the exact samething but it's hypochlorous acid. It's just chloric acid is the more common name and it's formula is HOCl.

Edit: The reason it's not HClO is because that implies that the central atom is Cl which it is not..
 
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Also to clarify hypochlorous acid is the same as Chloric (1) acid. But chloric acid is different because of the oxidation states which means it will be HClO3. Thank you for correcting me.
 
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no problem and thank you too for correcting me.
 

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