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The products obtained when chlorine gas reacts with cold and dilute aqueous NaOH are:

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ClO and ClO3
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ClO2 and ClO3
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Cl and ClO
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Cl and ClO2
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Solution

The correct option is C Cl and ClO

Case -1: Hot Concentrated NaOH

The reaction between chlorine and hot concentrated sodium hydroxide solution is:

NaOH+Cl25NaCl+NaClO3+3H2O

Case -2:Cold NaOH

The reaction between chlorine and cold dilute sodium hydroxide solution is:

2NaOH+Cl2NaCl+NaClO+H2O


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