The acid HOCl (hypochlorous acid) is produced by bubbling chlorine gas through a suspension of solid mercury(II) oxide particles in liquid water according to the equation:
2HgO(s) + H2O(l) + 2Cl2(g) ⇌ 2HOCl(aq) + HgO(s) + HgCl 2(s)
What is the equilibrium constant expression for this reaction?
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