I2 (s) + 5 H2O2 (aq) 2 HIO3 (aq) + 4 H2O (l)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 I0 - 10 e- 2 IV (oxidation)

10 O-I + 10 e- 10 O-II (reduction)

I2 is a reducing agent, H2O2 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • I2
    • Names: Iodine source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Jod source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Iode source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Bluish black or dark purple crystals with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Violet solid with a sharp, characteristic odor. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • H2O2Hydrogen peroxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Dioxidane source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Oxidanyl source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Perhydroxic acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Very light blue color; colorless in solution source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless liquid with a slightly sharp odor. [Note: The pure compound is a crystalline solid below 12°F. Often used in an aqueous solution.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • HIO3
    • Names: Iodic acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Iodic(V) acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, [IO2(OH)] source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
  • 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