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Prediction the Products

  1. Dec 8, 2004 #1
    I am suppose to write a chemical reactions for each of the following:

    A) HNO3(aq) + Ca(OH)2(aq)

    B) C7H16 + O2

    C) Ca + KBr

    D) Cl2 + HF

    F) Cl2 + HI

    How do I know if they have any chemical reactions and how do I write them out?

    I really really really really really really need help in this and soon as possible.

    Thanks :smile:
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  3. Dec 9, 2004 #2
    B is complete oxidation /combustion
    C7H16 + 11O2 -> 8H2O + 7CO2
  4. Dec 9, 2004 #3
    For D) and F) I think you have to apply the following: As the halogen atom gets bigger, the bonding pair gets more and more distant from the nucleus. The attraction is less, and the bond gets weaker
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2004
  5. Dec 9, 2004 #4


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    Chlorine is a good oxidant, but not good to oxidize fluorine (actually, elemental fluorine can only be obtained with electrolysis; no redox reaction is available for fluorine). So I think no reaction will be produced in D. In E, chlorine is sufficiently powerful to oxidize iodide, giving iodine and chloride. Please do the rest by yourself.
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