H2O + Cl2 HCl + HClO

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

Cl0 - 1 e- ClI (oxidation)

Cl0 + e- Cl-I (reduction)

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

Reactants:

  • 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
  • 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:

  • HClChlorane source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen chloride source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Hydrochloric acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Hydrochloric acid gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, HCl source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless, transparent liquid, fumes in air if concentrated source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless to slightly yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • HClOHypochlorous acid, chloric(I) acid, chloranol, hydroxidochlorine source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Hypochlorous acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Hydrogen hypochlorite source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Chlorine hydroxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Colorless aqueous solution source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27