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# Chlorous acid is unstable and decomposes into :

A
HCl,ClO2
B
HCl,Cl2
C
HOCl,ClO2
D
HOCl,Cl2

Solution

## The correct option is A $$\displaystyle { HCl,\quad { ClO }_{ 2 } }$$It fresh solution is colourless but soon it turns yellow due to formation of $$ClO_{2}$$$$5HClO_{2}\rightarrow 4ClO_{2}+HCl+2H_{2}O$$Chemistry

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