2 NaClO (l) NaCl (aq) + NaClO2 (aq)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

ClI + 2 e- Cl-I (reduction)

ClI - 2 e- ClIII (oxidation)

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

Reactants:

  • NaClOSodium hypochlorite source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28
    • Other names: Antiformin source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28, Bleach source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28, Chloride of soda source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28
    • Appearance: Greenish-yellow solid (pentahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28; Clear slightly yellow solution with characteristic odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Clear slightly yellow solution with characteristic odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04

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
  • NaClO2Sodium chlorite source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Chlorous acid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Sodium salt source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Textone source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Slightly hygroscopic white crystals or flakes source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04