I'm very uneasy with this reaction because of the acetate ion on the product side.
HClO + HC2H3O2--> Cl2 + H2O + C2H3O2-
So what I see here is that if I were to do this reaction to completion and then evaporated all the water I would be left with acetate ions. I don't get it, how could I have acetate ions! Also will some of the chlorine gas that is produced in this reaction dissolve in the water to produce HCl and more HClO. I am a bit perplexed by this equation and would love some insight. Thanks!
I also thought that equations had to have charged balanced as well as mass. But since I have been working with basic quantum mechanics math lately and have used equations to solve for electron energies that have been dealing with He+ ions and Li2+ I can easily see why only beginning level chemistry knowledge can easily mislead me.