10.124 Chlorine dioxide gas (CIO2) is used as a commercial bleach-ing agent. It bleaches materials by oxidizing them. In thecourse of these reactions, the CIO2 is itself reduced. (a)What is the Lewis structure for CLO2? (b) Why do you thinkthat CIO2 is reduced so readily? (c) When a CIO2 moleculegains an electron, the chlorite ion, ClO2, forms. Draw theLewis structure for CLO2. (d) Predict the O-Cl-Obondangle in the CIO2 ion. (e) One method of preparing ClO2is by the reaction of chlorine and sodium chlorite2 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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A: Lewis structure of chlorine dioxide

In the outer shell of chlorine atom is seven electrons

The outer most shell of oxygen atom has six electrons.

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=1xCl atom+2xO atom 1x 7+2 x 6 =19

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The Lewis dot structure is

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CI о:

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B: chlorine dioxide is used as a bleaching agent; hence it can accept...

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