3 NaClO (l) → NaClO3 (aq) + 2 NaCl (aq)
This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:
2 ClI + 4 e- → 2 Cl-I (reduction)
ClI - 4 e- → ClV (oxidation)
NaClO is both an oxidizing and a reducing agent (disproportionation (dismutation)).
- NaClO – Sodium hypochlorite
- Other names: A , Ntiformin|Bleach|Chloride of soda}}'In dilution:'C , Arrel-Dakin solution|Modified Dakin's solution|Surgical chlorinated soda solution}}
- Appearance: Greenish-yellow solid (pentahydrate) ; Clear slightly yellow solution with characteristic odour ; Clear slightly yellow solution with characteristic odour