So basically I have some doubts about a chemical reaction. Supposedly 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?