Oxidizing/Reducing Agents

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Wenting Hu 2H
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Oxidizing/Reducing Agents

Postby Wenting Hu 2H » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:02 pm

Is the oxidizing agent basically just the the molecule that is being reduced (gaining electrons)? and the reducing agent the molecule that is losing electrons (oxidized)?

Justin Chu 1G
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Re: Oxidizing/Reducing Agents

Postby Justin Chu 1G » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:09 pm

That is correct.

Andrea ORiordan 1L
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Re: Oxidizing/Reducing Agents

Postby Andrea ORiordan 1L » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:09 pm

Yes, that is correct. The oxidizing agent (the one being reduced) is the one taking the electrons, so it is effectively oxidizing the other compound. The reducing agent (the one being oxidized) is the one releasing the electrons/giving them to the other compound, so it is effectively reducing the other compound.

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