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The catalyst used in the Deacon’s process for the manufacture of chlorine is:


  1. CuS

  2. An alloy of copper

  3. CuCl2

  4. Cu


Solution

The correct option is C

CuCl2


4 HCl + O2 → 2 Cl2 + 2H2O

The reaction takes place at about 400 to 450 °C in the presence of a variety of catalysts, including copper chloride (CuCl2).

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