In the reaction, 3Cl2+6NaOH 5NaCl+NaClO3+3H2O ,  the oxidant and reductant are respectively

  1. A

    Cl2, Cl2

  2. B

    Cl2, NaOH

  3. C

    NaOH, Cl2

  4. D

    NaOH, NaOH

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    Solution:

    This is a disproportionation reaction. Chlorine undergoes both oxidation and reduction.

    1) Cl20 Cl-1...reduction 2)  Cl20 Cl+5O3-.....oxidation

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