redox agent

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Jack Papciak 2F
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redox agent

Postby Jack Papciak 2F » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:07 am

What's the difference between something that is being oxidized and an oxidizing agent? How can you tell which is which?

Yixin Angela Wang 2H
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Re: redox agent

Postby Yixin Angela Wang 2H » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:16 am

They are opposites of each other! The oxidizing agent is the one DOING the oxidizing, which means that it is oxidizing the other agent, so the oxidizing agent itself is reduced.

Erik Khong 2E
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Re: redox agent

Postby Erik Khong 2E » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:55 am

I just remember the difference by noting that the agent is the opposite of what's happening to them

e.g. The reducing agent is getting oxidized.

Morgan Baxter 1E
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Re: redox agent

Postby Morgan Baxter 1E » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:05 am

If something is being oxidized it is losing e-. It if is the oxidizing agent, it is causing something else to be oxidized. The only way to cause something to lose electrons (be oxidized) it to accept them (and thereby being reduced). So, being an oxidizing agent is the same as being reduced.

Alex Nechaev 1I
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Re: redox agent

Postby Alex Nechaev 1I » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:10 am

Just remember opposites. The oxidizing agent is being reduced, and the reducing agent is being oxidized.

Adrian Lim 1G
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Re: redox agent

Postby Adrian Lim 1G » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:19 pm

Just think of the opposites, so the oxidizing agent is reduced, while the reducing agent is being oxidized!


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