2 HClO3 → 3 O2 + 2 HCl
This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:
2 ClV + 12 e- → 2 Cl-I (reduction)
6 O-II - 12 e- → 6 O0 (oxidation)
HClO3 is an oxidizing agent, HClO3 is a reducing agent.
- 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.]