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Consider the reaction of water with F2 and suggest, in terms of oxidation and reduction, which species are oxidized/reduced. 

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The reaction between fluorine and water can be represented as: 

This is an example of a redox reaction as water is getting oxidized to oxygen, while fluorine is being reduced to fluoride ion. The oxidation numbers of various species can be represented as: 

Fluorine is reduced from zero to (– 1) oxidation state. A decrease in oxidation state indicates the reduction of fluorine. 

Water is oxidized from (– 2) to zero oxidation state. An increase in oxidation state indicates oxidation of water. 

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