Teflon is often used to coat non-stick pans as it is hydrophobic and possesses fairly high heat resistance. Which of the following elements is responsible for its non-reactive nature?

Answer: [A] Fluorine

PTFE is a fluorocarbon solid, as it is a high molecular weight compound consisting wholly of carbon and fluorine. The carbon-fluorine bond is responsible for its non reactive nature.

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