BuyFindarrow_forward

Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

Solutions

Chapter
Section
BuyFindarrow_forward

Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

As described above, ammonia and hypochlorous acid are used to produce “combined available chlorine” in water treatment. Ammonia and bleach are common household chemicals, but there have long been warnings about mixing the two to clean bathroom fixtures, for example. Is this warning valid? Why? Use the internet to research the main product of this reaction.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The reason behind the warning of mixing ammonia and hypochlorous acid should be explained.

Concept introduction:

  • Products of the many reactions are toxic for example the reaction involving chlorine bleach and ammonia in basic medium produces toxic chloramine which is harmful to human being.
Explanation

Ammonia and hypochlorous acid are used to produce combined available chlorine in water treatment. Ammonia and bleach are common household chemicals but there have been warnings about mixing the two to clean bathroom fixtures.

The reason behind the warning is chlorine bleach (which contain hypochlorite ion, <

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Additional Science Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts

Show solutions add

Today, an estimated 69 percent of the adults in the United States are overweight or obese.

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)

A skier leaves the ramp of a ski jump with a velocity of v = 10.0 m/s at = 15.0 above the horizontal as shown ...

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Technology Update (No access codes included)