2 FeCl2 + SnCl4 2 FeCl3 + SnCl2

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

SnIV + 2 e- SnII (reduction)

2 FeII - 2 e- 2 FeIII (oxidation)

SnCl4 is an oxidizing agent, FeCl2 is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • FeCl2Iron(II) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Iron dichloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Ferrous chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Rokühnite source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, [FeCl3] source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, FeCl3 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Tan solid (anhydrous) | Pale green solid (di-tetrahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; White-to-light-green hygroscopic crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
  • SnCl4Tetrachlorostannane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Tin tetrachloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Tin(IV) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28
    • Other names: Stannic chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Tin(iv) chloride (anhydrous) source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Colorless to slightly yellow fuming liquid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28; Colourless or slightly yellow fuming liquid with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • FeCl3Iron(III) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Iron trichloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Ferric chloride source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Ferric chloride (anhydrous) source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Iron(3+);trichloride source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Green-black by reflected light; purple-red by transmitted light; yellow solid as hexahydrate; brown as solution source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Black-to-brown hygroscopic crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
  • SnCl2Tin(II) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Tin dichloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Stannous chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Tin salt source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Tin protochloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colourless or white crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04