What type of reaction is #H_2+Cl -> HCl#?

1 Answer
Nov 23, 2016

An unrealistic one!


Chemical equations conserve mass and charge. Given that the proferred equation does not balance mass (why not?), it cannot be accepted as a model that represents chemical reality.

#H_2(g) + Cl_2(g) rarr 2HCl(g)#

Is this reaction acceptable?

What about this one?

#1/2H_2(g) + 1/2Cl_2(g) rarr HCl(g)#