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    The reaction of chlorine with water to form chloride ions
    and oxygen.
    CL2 + 2H20 +2e- ====> 4H+ +2CL- + O2
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    What about it?
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    (Original post by Qer)
    The reaction of chlorine with water to form chloride ions
    and oxygen.
    CL2 + 2H20 +2e- ====> 4H+ +2CL- + O2
    can't be right, charges aren't balanced
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    (Original post by MexicanKeith)
    can't be right, charges aren't balanced
    How?can you please explain me
    Thanks

    On right hand side ther is 2e- .....how to balance it .I pit 2e on left hand side to balance it.......?
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    (Original post by Qer)
    How?can you please explain me
    Thanks
    The charges of species on both sides of the equation must sum to the same number.
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    (Original post by alow)
    The charges of species on both sides of the equation must sum to the same number.
    CL2 + 2H20 ====> 4H+ +2CL- + O2 +2e-
    So it must be like that
    No charge on left
    Charge on right 4-2=2-2=0
    Is that right?
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    (Original post by Qer)
    CL2 + 2H20 ====> 4H+ +2CL- + O2 +2e-
    So it must be like that
    No charge on left
    Charge on right 4-2=2-2=0
    Is that right?
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