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Reservations about a certain reaction.

  1. Jul 4, 2010 #1
    So basically I have some doubts about a chemical reaction.
    NaClO + CH3COOH + Fe [tex]\Rightarrow[/tex] Fe2O3 + Cl2 + H2O
    Not balanced. Also, I know that the acetic acid is there only to make the solution acidic, just bear with me.

    I don't believe this to be true because I don't see a precipitate of ferric oxide. However, ferric chloride would make sense, and the red-ox reactions for THAT make sense.
    2Fe + 3ClO- + 6H+ [tex]\rightarrow[/tex] 2Fe3+ +3Cl- + 3H2O
    Maybe I'm just wrong? haha Anybody want to help?
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