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Problem: Alkanes spontaneously burst into flame in the presence of elemental fluorine. The reaction that takes place between pentane and F2 gives CF4 and HF as the only products.  (b) Is carbon oxidized, reduced, or does it undergo no change in oxidation state in this reaction? 

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Alkanes spontaneously burst into flame in the presence of elemental fluorine. The reaction that takes place between pentane and F2 gives CF4 and HF as the only products.  

(b) Is carbon oxidized, reduced, or does it undergo no change in oxidation state in this reaction? 

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