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Which of the following statements about the given reaction are correct? 

3Fe(s) + 4H2O(g) Fe3O4 (s) + 4H2 (g) 

(i) Iron metal is getting oxidised 

(ii) Water is getting reduced 

(iii) Water is acting as reducing agent 

(iv) Water is acting as oxidizing agent 

A. (i), (ii) and (iii) 

B. (iii) and (iv) 

C. (i), (ii) and (iv) 

D. (ii) and (iv)

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3Fe(s) + 4H2O(g) → Fe3O4 (s) + 4H2 (g)

In the above reaction, the iron metal is getting oxidized to Fe3O4 by gaining oxygen atoms. H2O is getting reduced to H2 by losing oxygen atom. Hence, water is an oxidizing agent as it undergoes reduction.

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