Q. 64.0( 12 Votes )

Write any two chemical reactions in which water acts as a reducing and oxidising agent respectively.

Answer :

The reaction based on reducing property of water is as follows:

F + H2O HF + O2


In the above reaction fluorine reacts with water to form hydrogen fluoride and oxygen gas is liberated.


The reaction based on oxidizing property of water is as follows:


Al + H2O Al2O3 + H2


In the above reaction aluminum reacts with water to aluminum oxide and hydrogen gas is liberated.


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