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Problem: Chlorine dioxide gas (ClO2) is used as a commercial bleaching agent. It bleaches materials by oxidizing them. In the course of these reactions, the ClO2 is itself reduced.Why do you think that ClO2 is reduced so readily?

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ClO2 is very reactive because 

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Chlorine dioxide gas (ClO2) is used as a commercial bleaching agent. It bleaches materials by oxidizing them. In the course of these reactions, the ClO2 is itself reduced.

Why do you think that ClO2 is reduced so readily?

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