A gas X reacts with lime water and forms a compound Y which is used as bleaching agent in the chemical industry. Identify X and Y. Give the chemical equation of the reaction.

gas X reacts with lime water and forms a compound Y which is used as a bleaching agent in the chemical industry. Then,
X is Chlorine
Y is Calcium oxychloride (CaOCl2)  also known as bleaching powder.
The equation for the above reaction is given as:
$Ca( OH)_{2} \ +Cl_{2} \ \rightarrow \ CaOCl_{2} \ +\ H_{2} O$
Limewater [Ca(OH)2] + X (Cl2→ Bleaching powder (CaOCl2) + Water


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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