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    Can someone briefly explain this to me. merci.
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    I think i understand it
    does it mean?

    CL2 + 2OH- ---> CL- + OCL- +H20

    Chlroine gets both oxisded and reduced?

    cl2 ---> cl-
    0 ---- -1 which is reduction?

    cl2 ---> ocl-

    o---> +1 which is oxidsation
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    yep that's it, well explained ;p

    all you have to remember is that disproportionation is the simultaneous oxidation and reduction of an element (and therefore the element must have at least 3 oxidation states)
 
 
 

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