Clarification on Oxidizing and Reduction Agents

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Ranger Saldivar 2D
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Clarification on Oxidizing and Reduction Agents

Postby Ranger Saldivar 2D » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:36 pm

So, despite their names is the oxidizing agent the substance that is being reduced and vice-versa for the reducing agent? Basically they are the opposite of what their name implies.

Cindy Chen_2I
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Re: Clarification on Oxidizing and Reduction Agents

Postby Cindy Chen_2I » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:40 pm

Yes, the oxidizing agent is oxidizing others and thus undergoing reduction itself.
Thus the reduction agent would be reducing another and undergoing oxidation itself.

Sophia Xu 3F
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Re: Clarification on Oxidizing and Reduction Agents

Postby Sophia Xu 3F » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:55 pm

Yes, if it's undergoing oxidation, it's the reducing agent, and vice versa.


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