The reaction

Question:

The reaction

Cl2 (g) + 2OH- (aq) →ClO- (aq) + Cl- (aq) + H2O (l)

represents the process of bleaching. Identify and name the species that bleaches the substances due to its oxidising action.

Solution:

Hypochlorite ion is the species that bleaches the substance due to its oxidizing action.

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