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 During chlorination process, aqueous (aq) chlorine reacts rapidly with water to form $\mathrm{Cl}^{-}, \mathrm{HOCl},$ and $\mathrm{H}^{+}$ as shown below $\mathrm{Cl}_{2}(\mathrm{aq})+\mathrm{H}_{2} \mathrm{O} \rightleftharpoons \mathrm{HOCl}+\mathrm{Cl}^{-}+\mathrm{H}^{+}$ The most active disinfectant in the chlorination process from amongst the following, is

(A) $\quad \mathrm{H}^{+}$
(B) $\mathrm{HOCl}$
(C) $\mathrm{Cl}^{-}$
(D) $\mathrm{H}_{2} \mathrm{O}$


Question ID - 157115 | Toppr Answer

 During chlorination process, aqueous (aq) chlorine reacts rapidly with water to form $\mathrm{Cl}^{-}, \mathrm{HOCl},$ and $\mathrm{H}^{+}$ as shown below $\mathrm{Cl}_{2}(\mathrm{aq})+\mathrm{H}_{2} \mathrm{O} \rightleftharpoons \mathrm{HOCl}+\mathrm{Cl}^{-}+\mathrm{H}^{+}$ The most active disinfectant in the chlorination process from amongst the following, is

(A) $\quad \mathrm{H}^{+}$
(B) $\mathrm{HOCl}$
(C) $\mathrm{Cl}^{-}$
(D) $\mathrm{H}_{2} \mathrm{O}$

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Answer Key : (B) -

$\mathrm{HOCl}$



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