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.Is this a redox reaction?

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We are asked if the reaction is a redox reaction.

ClF+ U →  UF6  + 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.

Is this a redox reaction?

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