# Reservations about a certain reaction.

1. Jul 4, 2010

### jfhorns7853

So basically I have some doubts about a chemical reaction.
Supposedly
NaClO + CH3COOH + Fe $$\Rightarrow$$ 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+ $$\rightarrow$$ 2Fe3+ +3Cl- + 3H2O
Maybe I'm just wrong? haha Anybody want to help?