Answer :

(i) Moist chlorine is a good reducing agent because it can accept electrons from other species as it is very electronegative.

(iii) The bleaching action of chlorine is due to oxidation by nascent oxygen produced. This nascent oxygen can be produced by


Chlorine dissolves in water in absence of sunlight and forms hydrochloric acid and hypochlorous acid(HOCl)


Since hypochlorous acid is not much stable it decomposes giving nascent oxygen.


Cl2 + H2O HCl + HOCl


HOCl HCl + [O]


This [O] is called as nascent oxygen. This nascent oxygen is responsible for bleaching action.


NOTE: Since chlorine has the ability to kill harmful micro-organism it also acts as a good disinfecting agent.


Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
caricature
view all courses
RELATED QUESTIONS :

On reaction with Chemistry - Exemplar

In PCl5</subChemistry - Exemplar

Which of the follChemistry - Exemplar

If chlorine gas iChemistry - Exemplar

In solid state PCChemistry - Exemplar

Give the reNCERT - Chemistry Part-I

Explain why inspiNCERT - Chemistry Part-I

What happens whenNCERT - Chemistry Part-I

Name two poNCERT - Chemistry Part-I