Question
Sat December 15, 2012 By: Saloni
Find x and y in the following reaction.

balancing

Expert Reply
Tue April 23, 2013

ClO2 +2H2O +5e- = Cl- +2OH- +2 OH-] x 2

[H2O2 + 2OH- = O2 +2 H2O + 2e-] x 5

Balanced equation

2ClO2 +4H2O +10e- + 5H2O2 + 10OH- = 2 Cl- +4OH- +4 OH - + 5O2 +10 H2O + 10e-
2ClO2 + 5 H2O2 +2 OH- = 2Cl- +5O2 + 6 H2O
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