2 FeCl3 + 3 Ca 2 Fe + 3 CaCl2

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

3 Ca0 - 6 e- 3 CaII (oxidation)

2 FeIII + 6 e- 2 Fe0 (reduction)

Ca is a reducing agent, FeCl3 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • 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
  • Ca
    • Names: Calcium source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Calcium (powder) source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Ca source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Silvery-white-to-grey powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • Fe
    • Names: Iron source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Fe source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Element 26 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
  • CaCl2Calcium chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Calcium(II) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Calcium dichloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, E509 source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White powder, hygroscopic source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Odourless hygroscopic colourless or white crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04