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Unformatted text preview: affinities). Fluorine will remove electrons from almost any substance In 1992 22.3 billion pounds of chlorine was produced. Both chlorine and sodium can be produced by electrolysis of molten sodium chloride (table salt). The electricity is used to strip electrons from chloride ions and tranfer them to sodium ions to produce chlorine gas and solid sodium metal Chlorine reacts slowly with water to produce hydrochloric acid and hypochlorous acid: Cl 2 ( g ) + H 2 O( l ) -> HCl( aq ) + HOCl( aq ) Hypochlorous acid is a disinfectant, thus chlorine is a useful addition to swimming pool water The halogens react with most metals to form ionic halides: Cl 2 ( g ) + 2Na( s ) -> 2NaCl( s )...
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