# Chapter 16 Principles of Chemical Reactivity: The Chemistry of Acids and Bases - Study Questions - Page 629c: 40

#### Work Step by Step

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.

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