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Xylitol

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Balance the following reaction in acidic solution:
I- (aq) + ClO- (aq) -> I3- (aq) + Cl- (aq)

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Originally posted by: Xylitol
Balance the following reaction in acidic solution:
I- (aq) + ClO- (aq) -> I3- (aq) + Cl- (aq)

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3 I- (aq) + 2 ClO- (aq) -> I3- (aq) + 2 Cl- (aq) + O2
 

Xylitol

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Originally posted by: yamadakun
Originally posted by: Xylitol
Balance the following reaction in acidic solution:
I- (aq) + ClO- (aq) -> I3- (aq) + Cl- (aq)

Thanks
3 I- (aq) + 2 ClO- (aq) -> I3- (aq) + 2 Cl- (aq) + O2
I got it
And that's not right I believe
 

uclaLabrat

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Should be:

2 (H3O+) + 3I- + ClO- --->I3- + Cl- + 3 H2O

The Chlorine acts as the oxidant (Cl+ source) and the other oxygen is protonated off as water. Well, it makes sense to me that way. I really hate Gchem.
 

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