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

3Fe(s) + 4H O(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 oxidising agent
(a) (i), (ii) and (iii) (b) (iii) and (iv)
(c) (i), (ii) and (iv) (d) (ii) and (iv)

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Chapter_Chemical Reactions And Equations


The answer is C as an oxygen atom is getting attached to iron and an oxygen atom is taken away from hydrogen hence it is getting reduced.water is acting as an oxidizing agent as the oxygen is oxidizing iron.


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