6 Ca(OH)2 (s) + 6 Cl2 (g) Ca(ClO3)2 (aq) + 5 CaCl2 (aq) + 6 H2O (l)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

10 Cl0 + 10 e- 10 Cl-I (reduction)

2 Cl0 - 10 e- 2 ClV (oxidation)

Cl2 is both an oxidizing and a reducing agent (disproportionation).

Reactants:

  • Ca(OH)2Calcium hydroxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Slaked lime source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Calcium hydrate source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Caustic lime source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White powder source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28; Colourless crystals or white powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; White, odorless powder. [Note: Readily absorbs CO2 from the air to form calcium carbonate.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • Cl2
    • Names: Chlorine source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Molecular chlorine source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Greenish-yellow compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Greenish-yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • Ca(ClO3)2
    • Names: Calcium chlorate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid | deliquescent source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
  • CaCl2Calcium chloride source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Calcium(II) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Calcium dichloride source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, E509 source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White powder, hygroscopic source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless hygroscopic colourless or white crystals source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27