What is the oxidation state of chlorine in the salt, #Ca(OCl)_2#?

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May 1, 2017

Answer:

In calcium hypochlorite, we have #stackrel(+I)"Cl"#.

Explanation:

We assess #""^(-)"OCl"#, the hypochlorite ion, in #"Ca(OCl)"_2#, #"calcium hypochlorite"#. Of course this assignment is a formalism.

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