Problem: Predict the product(s) of the following unbalanced reaction: I2(s) + Cl

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To predict the product(s) of a reaction, recall different types of reaction:

  • single displacement → single element displaces another element in a compound
  • metathesis/double displacement → ions from both compounds swap with each other 
  • Combination/Synthesis → multiple reactants combine to form a single product w/o change in oxidation numbers
  • Decomposition reactant splits into multiple products with no change in oxidation numbers
  • Disproportionation → reactant splits into multiple products with change in oxidation numbers
  • Comproportionation → two reactants combine to form a single product with change in oxidation numbers


Incomplete reaction: I2 (s) + Cl → 

  • 2 reactants
  • Cl → stronger oxidizing agent than Iodine
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Predict the product(s) of the following unbalanced reaction: I2(s) + Cl