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# Problem: Complete and balance the following oxidation-reduction reactions, which give the highest possible oxidation state for the oxidized atoms.(a) Al(s) + F2(g) ⟶

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We’re being asked to complete and balance the following oxidation-reduction reactions.

(a) Al(s) + F2(g) ⟶

The rules for oxidation states are as follows:

A. General Rules:

1. For an atom in its elemental form (Zn, Cl2, C(graphite), etc.)    O.S. = 0

2. For an ion (Li+, Al3+, etc.)                                                       O.S. = charge

B. Specific Rules:

1. Group 1A              O.S. = +1

2. Group 2A              O.S. = +2

3. Hydrogen              O.S. = +1, with nonmetals

O.S. = –1 with metals and boron

4. Fluorine                 O.S. = –1

5. Oxygen                  O.S. = –1 in peroxides (X2O2, X = Group 1A)

O.S. = –1/2 in superoxides (XO2, X = Group 1A)

O.S. = –2 in other compounds

6. Group 7A               O.S. = –1 (except when bonded to O)

Reactants:

For Al:

This is an atom in its elemental form, which means O.S. of Al = 0.

For F2

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###### Problem Details

Complete and balance the following oxidation-reduction reactions, which give the highest possible oxidation state for the oxidized atoms.

(a) Al(s) + F2(g) ⟶

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