What type of reaction takes place when fluorine reacts with sodium bromide?

1 Answer
Dec 23, 2015

It is a single replacement reaction.


This is a single replacement reaction involving halogens (group 17/VIIA). The activity series of the halogens is the order in which they appear in their group. Each halogen can replace the halogens below it. Fluorine is at the top of the group, so it can replace any of the other halogens.

The balanced equation is #"2NaBr" + "F"_2"##rarr##"2NaF"+"Br"_2"#