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OF is paramagnetic while F2 is diamagnetic
OF is more stable towards dissociation into atoms
Both (a) and (b) are correct
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Correct option is C

Electrons Bond order Unpaired electron OF    17        1.5            1       ParamagneticF2      18        1.0           0       DiamagneticBond energy ∞bond orderThus, bond energy of OF > F2Thus, (a) and (b) both are true.

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