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When liquid phosphorous trichloride is added to water, it reacts violently to form...

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spock4 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted July 11, 2012 at 2:54 PM via web

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When liquid phosphorous trichloride is added to water, it reacts violently to form aqueous phosphorous acid and aqueous hydrochloric acid.

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cgrant2 | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted July 12, 2012 at 2:38 AM (Answer #1)

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The formula is: PCl3 (l) + 4H2O -----> H3PO4 (aq) + 3HCl (aq) 

The chemical equation is phosphorus trichloride (PCl3) + water (H20) ----> phosphoric acid (H3PO4) + hydrochloric acid (HCl). The balanced equation is shown. 

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