Fe + Cl2 → FeCl2 – Balanced equation

Or you want a quick look:

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Cl + 2 e- 2 Cl-I (reduction)

Fe - 2 e- FeII (oxidation)

Cl2 is an oxidizing agent, Fe is a reducing agent.

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Reactants:

  • Fe
    • Names: Iron , Fe , Element 26
  • Cl2
    • Names: Chlorine , Molecular chlorine
    • Appearance: Greenish-yellow compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour ; Greenish-yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.]

Products:

  • FeCl2Iron(II) chloride , Iron dichloride
    • Other names: Ferrous chloride , Rokühnite , [FeCl3] , FeCl3
    • Appearance: Tan solid (anhydrous) | Pale green solid (di-tetrahydrate) ; White-to-light-green hygroscopic crystals
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