why does chlorine water lose color on standing?

Asked by Hemchand s | 2nd Oct, 2013, 12:30: PM

Expert Answer:

Chlorine is soluble in water and the so the solution is called chlorine water. Chlorine water loses its yellow colour on standing in sunlight because of  the formation of a mixture of Hypochlorous Acid and Hydrochloric Acid.

Cl2 + H2O ? HOCl + HCl

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 3rd Oct, 2013, 09:20: AM

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