Problem: You may want to reference (Pages 106 - 110) Section 3.7 while completing this problem.A chemical plant uses electrical energy to decompose aqueous solutions of NaCl to give Cl2, H2, and NaOH:2 NaCl(aq) + 2H2O(l)  →  2NaOH(aq) + H2 (g) + Cl2 (g)If the plant produces 1.6x106 kg (1600 metric tons) of Cl2 daily, estimate the quantities of NaOH produced.

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2 NaCl(aq) + 2 H2O(l) → 2 NaOH(aq) + H2(g) + Cl2(g)

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You may want to reference (Pages 106 - 110) Section 3.7 while completing this problem.

A chemical plant uses electrical energy to decompose aqueous solutions of NaCl to give Cl2, H2, and NaOH:

NaCl(aq) + 2H2O(l)  →  2NaOH(aq) + H2 (g) + Cl2 (g)

If the plant produces 1.6x106 kg (1600 metric tons) of Cl2 daily, estimate the quantities of NaOH produced.

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