# Is the formation of zinc chloride from its constituent elements an example of a redox reaction....?

$\stackrel{0}{Z} n \left(s\right) + \stackrel{0}{C} {l}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow \stackrel{{\text{^(+II))Znstackrel(}}^{-} I}{C} {l}_{2} \left(s\right)$
The given reaction is certainly a redox reaction. The metal, as is typical, is oxidized, $Z n \left(0\right) \rightarrow Z n \left(+ I I\right)$, and the non-metal is reduced, $C {l}_{2} \left(0\right) \rightarrow C l \left(- I\right)$,.
Generation of $\text{ferric chloride}$ represents another redox equation:
$F e \left(s\right) + \frac{3}{2} C {l}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow F e C {l}_{3} \left(s\right)$