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Why HOF explodes?

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HOF is an oxidizing agent which is extremely unstable and it is highly reactive and corrosive in nature. It is used as the explosive material because it is highly unstable due to the high electronegativity difference between fluorine and hydrogen and due to its property of breaking down into HF and O2   

Reaction showing breakdown of HOF 

2 HOF → 2 HF + O2

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