Does anyone know the ionic equation for the reaction between chlorine and sodium thiosulphate and how to work it out? I kind of get the idea but end up confusing myself!
I will take a guess
2S2O3 + Cl2 ---> 2Cl + S4O6
May want to verify that : )
put the charges in and it looks fine to me.
yeah S2O3 is 2- as is S4O6
thanks guys, just looked at the question again it says -
Sodium thiosulphate reacts with chlorine to produce sulphate ions, chloride ions and hydrogen ions. Write a balanced ionic equation for the reaction between chlorine and sodium thiosulphate.
just wonderin where the hydrogen ions fit into it? lol
you can get it from the half equations of the oxidation of thiosulphate to sulphate and reduction of chlorine to chloride
This reaction would occour rather than the other one I guess is because Chlorine is a stronger oxidising agent than Iodine so can oxidise the thiosulphate
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