2 Na + Cl2 2 NaCl

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Na0 - 2 e- 2 NaI (oxidation)

2 Cl0 + 2 e- 2 Cl-I (reduction)

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

Reactants:

  • Na
    • Names: Sodium source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Na source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Element 11 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Natrium source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Silvery solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
  • 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

Products:

  • NaClSodium chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Salt source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Table salt source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Common salt source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless cubic crystals source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27