Swimming Pool Chemistry

Use several real life examples with different ways of causing the equilibrium to shift. Swimming pool chemistry:

HOCl can enter the cells of undesirable organisms to kill them, but OCl- can’t, hence if the equilibrium is too far to the right it won’t act effectively. If you add acid (say HCl) the position of the equilibrium shifts to the left, producing more OCl-. That’s partly why the pH of the pool is important.





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