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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: 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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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

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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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