Cl2 (g) + 2 NaClO2 (aq) 2 NaCl (aq) + 2 ClO2 (g)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Cl0 + 2 e- 2 Cl-I (reduction)

2 Cl0 - 8 e- 2 ClIV (oxidation)

2 ClIII + 8 e- 2 Cl-I (reduction)

2 ClIII - 2 e- 2 ClIV (oxidation)

Cl2 is an oxidizing agent, Cl2 is a reducing agent, NaClO2 is an oxidizing agent, NaClO2 is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • Cl2
    • Names: Chlorine source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Molecular chlorine source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Greenish-yellow compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Greenish-yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • NaClO2Sodium chlorite source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Chlorous acid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Sodium salt source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Textone source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Slightly hygroscopic white crystals or flakes source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • NaClSodium chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Salt source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Table salt source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Common salt source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless cubic crystals source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
  • ClO2Chlorine dioxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, 4-chlorane (substitutive) OR Dioxidochlorine(•) (additive) --> source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Chlorine(IV) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Chlorine oxide source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Chlorine peroxide source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Yellow to reddish gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Red-yellow gas with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Yellow to red gas or a red-brown liquid (below 52°F) with an unpleasant odor similar to chlorine and nitric acid. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02