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Fluorine reacts with ice and results in the change: H2O(s) +F2(g)--> HF(g) +HOF(g) Justify that this reaction is a redox reaction.

8.4 Fluorine reacts with ice and results in the change

H_{2}O_{(s)}+F_{2}_{(g)}\rightarrow HF_{(g)}+HOF_{(g)}

Justify that this reaction is a redox reaction

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                                           F_{2}     HF     HOF

Oxidation state of F  \rightarrow    0        -1           +1

Here Fis oxidized and reduced as well. So, it is a redox reaction.

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