2 HClO (aq) → O2 (g) + 2 HCl (aq)
This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:
2 ClI + 4 e- → 2 Cl-I (reduction)
2 O-II - 4 e- → 2 O0 (oxidation)
HClO is an oxidizing agent, HClO is a reducing agent.
This is a gas evolution reaction, O2 is the formed gas.
- HClO – Hypochlorous acid, chloric(I) acid, chloranol, hydroxidochlorine
- HCl – Chlorane , Hydrogen chloride
- Other names: Hydrochloric acid , Hydrochloric acid gas , HCl
- Appearance: Colorless, transparent liquid, fumes in air if concentrated ; Colorless gas ; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour ; Colorless to slightly yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.]