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What happens when chlorine comes in contact with NaOH during electrolysis of NaCl? 


A
NaCl is produced 
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B
NaOCl is produced 
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C
Both (a) and (b) 
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D
None of the above 
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Solution

The correct option is D Both (a) and (b) 
During electrolysis of NaCl, when Cl2 comes in contact with NaOH it produce both NaCl and NaOCl.
2NaOH+Cl2NaCl+NaOCl+H2O
To overcome this problem, the anode is separated from cathode in the electrolytic cell. 

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