## Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

a) Overall reaction: $2\ HCl+NaClO\leftrightarrow H_2O+Cl_2+NaCl$ Net ionic reaction: $2\ H_3O^++\ Cl^-+ClO^-\leftrightarrow 3\ H_2O+Cl_2$ b) $H_3O^+$ is a stronger acid than $H_2O$, so the equilibrium lies to the right.