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We have to write a balanced equation for the reaction of elemental uranium with ClF3 that produces uranium hexafluoride (UF6) and chlorine gas (Cl2).
When writing a chemical equation, we write the reactants on the left-hand side and the products on the right-hand side.
Reactants: U and ClF3
Products: UF6 and Cl2
Uranium hexafluoride, UF6, is processed to produce fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. UF6 is made from the reaction of elemental uranium with ClF3, which also produces Cl2 as a by-product.
Write the balanced molecular equation for the conversion of U and ClF3 into UF6 and Cl2.
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