10.124 Chlorine dioxide gas (CIO2) is used as a commercial bleach- ing agent. It bleaches materials by oxidizing them. In the course of these reactions, the CIO2 is itself reduced. (a) What is the Lewis structure for CLO2? (b) Why do you think that CIO2 is reduced so readily? (c) When a CIO2 molecule gains an electron, the chlorite ion, ClO2, forms. Draw the Lewis structure for CLO2. (d) Predict the O-Cl-Obond angle in the CIO2 ion. (e) One method of preparing ClO2 is by the reaction of chlorine and sodium chlorite 2 CIO2(8) + 2NaCl(s) Cl2(g) + 2 NaCIO2 (s) -

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10.124 Chlorine dioxide gas (CIO2) is used as a commercial bleach-
ing agent. It bleaches materials by oxidizing them. In the
course of these reactions, the CIO2 is itself reduced. (a)
What is the Lewis structure for CLO2? (b) Why do you think
that CIO2 is reduced so readily? (c) When a CIO2 molecule
gains an electron, the chlorite ion, ClO2, forms. Draw the
Lewis structure for CLO2. (d) Predict the O-Cl-Obond
angle in the CIO2 ion. (e) One method of preparing ClO2
is by the reaction of chlorine and sodium chlorite
2 CIO2(8) + 2NaCl(s)
Cl2(g) + 2 NaCIO2 (s) -

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10.124 Chlorine dioxide gas (CIO2) is used as a commercial bleach- ing agent. It bleaches materials by oxidizing them. In the course of these reactions, the CIO2 is itself reduced. (a) What is the Lewis structure for CLO2? (b) Why do you think that CIO2 is reduced so readily? (c) When a CIO2 molecule gains an electron, the chlorite ion, ClO2, forms. Draw the Lewis structure for CLO2. (d) Predict the O-Cl-Obond angle in the CIO2 ion. (e) One method of preparing ClO2 is by the reaction of chlorine and sodium chlorite 2 CIO2(8) + 2NaCl(s) Cl2(g) + 2 NaCIO2 (s) -

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