Cl2 + P PCl2

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

P0 - 2 e- PII (oxidation)

2 Cl0 + 2 e- 2 Cl-I (reduction)

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


  • 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
  • P


    • PCl2