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Classical idea of redox reactions
Question

In the reaction C2H5OH+xI2+6OHCHI3+HCO2-+yl+5H2O the value of x and y, respectively, are

Moderate
Solution

The balancing of negative charges on both sides of the reaction suggests that the stoichiometric numbers of I2 and I- must be 4 and 5, respectively. 

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