Redox reactions PLEASE help. Watch

Jollyjules1320
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
I'm basically stuck in the reaction Cl2 + H20 --->NaCl + NaOCl + H20 I am unsure as to whether it is a redox reaction or not. i know that one Cl is reduced as it goes from 0 to - 1, and another Cl is oxidised as it goes from 0 to +1. however do they have to be different elements for it to be redox or not?
thank you.
0
reply
sayema1
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
(Original post by Jollyjules1320)
I'm basically stuck in the reaction Cl2 + H20 --->NaCl + NaOCl + H20 I am unsure as to whether it is a redox reaction or not. i know that one Cl is reduced as it goes from 0 to - 1, and another Cl is oxidised as it goes from 0 to +1. however do they have to be different elements for it to be redox or not?
thank you.
this is disproportionation reaction not redox because redox reaction is when two different elements get oxidized and reduced. A disproportionation reaction is one in which a single substance is both oxidised and reduced
0
reply
Jollyjules1320
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#3
(Original post by sayema1)
this is disproportionation reaction not redox because redox reaction is when two different elements get oxidized and reduced. A disproportionation reaction is one in which a single substance is both oxidised and reduced

ahh thank you so much
0
reply
an_atheist
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 year ago
#4
(Original post by Jollyjules1320)
I'm basically stuck in the reaction Cl2 + H20 --->NaCl + NaOCl + H20 I am unsure as to whether it is a redox reaction or not. i know that one Cl is reduced as it goes from 0 to - 1, and another Cl is oxidised as it goes from 0 to +1. however do they have to be different elements for it to be redox or not?
thank you.
I think the reaction you're looking for is Cl2+ 2NaOH ->NaCl + NaClO + H2O. Its a disproportionation reaction, not redox as explained by sayema1
0
reply
Jollyjules1320
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#5
(Original post by an_atheist)
I think the reaction you're looking for is Cl2+ 2NaOH ->NaCl + NaClO + H2O. Its a disproportionation reaction, not redox as explained by sayema1
oh gosh yeah! I've just noticed my typing mistake, thank you!
0
reply
sayema1
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
(Original post by Jollyjules1320)
ahh thank you so much
yr welcome 🙂
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Birkbeck, University of London
    Undergraduate Open Day - Startford Undergraduate
    Thu, 21 Mar '19
  • University of Wolverhampton
    Postgraduate Open Evening Postgraduate
    Thu, 21 Mar '19
  • Edge Hill University
    Undergraduate and Postgraduate - Campus Tour Undergraduate
    Fri, 22 Mar '19

Where do you need more help?

Which Uni should I go to? (70)
15.95%
How successful will I become if I take my planned subjects? (44)
10.02%
How happy will I be if I take this career? (82)
18.68%
How do I achieve my dream Uni placement? (61)
13.9%
What should I study to achieve my dream career? (47)
10.71%
How can I be the best version of myself? (135)
30.75%

Watched Threads

View All