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# please check simple equ watch

1. The reaction of chlorine with water to form chloride ions
and oxygen.
CL2 + 2H20 +2e- ====> 4H+ +2CL- + O2
2. What about it?
3. (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
4. (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.......?
5. (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.
6. (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?
7. (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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