The p-Block Elements

The p-Block Elements

Question

Which of the following reactions is an example of a redox reaction?

  • XeF4 + O2F2 → XeF6 + O2

  • XeF2 + PF5 → [XeF]+PF6

  • XeF6 + H2O → XeOF4 + 2HF

  • XeF6 + 2H2O → XeO2F2 + 4HF

Answer

A.

XeF4 + O2F2 → XeF6 + O2

In the reaction
straight X with plus 4 on top eF subscript 4 space plus space straight O with plus 1 on top subscript 2 straight F subscript 2 space rightwards arrow space straight X with plus 6 on top eF subscript 6 space plus straight O subscript 2 superscript 0
Xenon undergoes oxidation while oxygen undergoes reduction.

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