Answer to Question #141449 in Inorganic Chemistry for Roshelle

Question #141449
X is either chlorine or an oxide of chlorine.
X reacts with water, under suitable conditions, to form the two acids HCl and HClO3 in the mole
ratio of 1 (HCl): 5 (HClO3).
What could be X?
A Cl 2 B Cl 2O C ClO2 D Cl 2O7
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Expert's answer
2020-10-30T06:46:23-0400

The answer is c; ClO2 (chlorine dioxide)

Chlorine dioxide, ClO2 reacts with hot water to produce chloric acid (HClO3) and hydrogen chloride (HCl).

6ClO2(s) + 3H2O(l) 5HClO3(aq) + HCl (aq)

The reaction takes place slowly and requires light energy to be initiated


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