On addition of conc. H2SO4 to a chloride salt,

Question:

On addition of conc. H2SO4 to a chloride salt, colourless fumes are evolved but in case of an iodide salt, violet fumes come out. This is because

(i) H2SO4 reduces HI to I2

(ii) HI is of violet colour

(iii) HI gets oxidised to I2

(iv) HI changes to HIO3

Solution:

Option (iii) HI gets oxidised to I2 is the answer.

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