When potassium is allowed to burn in a gas jar of chlorine, in a fume cupboard, clouds of white smoke are produced. Why is this reaction carried out in a fume cupboard? What does the white smoke consist of? Write a word and balanced chemical equation for this reaction.

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2014-10-07T19:47:18+05:30
The compound formed is phosphorus trichloride
P +Cl _{2} PCl _{3}
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