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Photosensitive reaction

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Could a reaction be self sustaining with ample UV, 1 unit of NaH, 1 Unit NaCl, 2 units HCl all are anhydrous

1. NaCl + HCl = NaH + Cl2
2. NaH + HCl = NaCl + H2
3. H2 + Cl2 = 2 HCl
Given that the last reaction is photosensitive with enough sunlight in a closed vessel could this reaction constantly repeat itself?
Or would something mess it up?
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Re: Photosensitive reaction

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The first one is not possible. Hydrid is very reactive. The second one works. The third one will get explosion.
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