We are asked if the reaction is a metathesis reaction.
A reaction in which the cations and anions exchange partners is called metathesis.
ClF3 + U → UF6 + 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.
Is this a metathesis reaction?
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