Reducing agents and oxidizing agents

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JulieAljamal1E
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Reducing agents and oxidizing agents

Postby JulieAljamal1E » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:56 pm

Is the element that's being reduced the reducing agent or the oxidizing agent? What is a reducing or oxidizing agent?

Sarah Kiamanesh 1D
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Re: Reducing agents and oxidizing agents

Postby Sarah Kiamanesh 1D » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:09 pm

reducing agents bring about reduction by becoming oxidized and giving up their electrons
oxidizing agents bring about oxidation by becoming reduced and accepting electrons

Angela Cong 3C
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Re: Reducing agents and oxidizing agents

Postby Angela Cong 3C » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:41 pm

A simple acronym that helps to remember which is OIL RIG
OIL= Oxidation Is Loss (of electrons)
RIG= Reduction Is Gain (of electrons)

LeannaPhan14BDis1D
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Re: Reducing agents and oxidizing agents

Postby LeannaPhan14BDis1D » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:34 am

Angela Cong 3C wrote:A simple acronym that helps to remember which is OIL RIG
OIL= Oxidation Is Loss (of electrons)
RIG= Reduction Is Gain (of electrons)

That's a really good way of memorizing it thank you

Celio_G_Dis2C
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Re: Reducing agents and oxidizing agents

Postby Celio_G_Dis2C » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:47 am

OIL RIG is much better but I learned it as "LEO the lion goes GIR" but both do the job of helping you remember which is which

JulieAljamal1E
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Re: Reducing agents and oxidizing agents

Postby JulieAljamal1E » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:26 pm

Sarah Kiamanesh 1D wrote:reducing agents bring about reduction by becoming oxidized and giving up their electrons
oxidizing agents bring about oxidation by becoming reduced and accepting electrons


So whatever is oxidized is the reducing agent? And whatever is reduced is the oxidizing agent?

Jake Gordon 1A
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Re: Reducing agents and oxidizing agents

Postby Jake Gordon 1A » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:53 pm

The compound or element that gets reduced is the oxidizing agent and the compound or element that gets reduced is the oxidizing agent.


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