Oxidating/Reducing AGENTS

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Henry Krasner 1C
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Oxidating/Reducing AGENTS

Postby Henry Krasner 1C » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:33 pm

What does it mean to be an oxidating/reducing AGENT? How do we identify what are these in a reaction?

davidbakalov_lec2_2L
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Re: Oxidating/Reducing AGENTS

Postby davidbakalov_lec2_2L » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:38 pm

The oxidating agent is the reactant that is reduced in a chemical reaction, and the reducing agent is the reactant that is oxidized in a reaction.

Katelyn Phan 2A
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Re: Oxidating/Reducing AGENTS

Postby Katelyn Phan 2A » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:41 pm

The oxidizing agent was reduced and it oxidizes the reducing agent. Vice versa. The oxidizing agent gain in electron which means it took a electron from the reducing agent.

Luc Lorain 1L
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Re: Oxidating/Reducing AGENTS

Postby Luc Lorain 1L » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:34 pm

Like stated above, pretty much think in terms of opposites. In the oxidation half-reaction, the unique species on the left side of the equation will be the reducing agent (it is being oxidized, losing electrons), while in the reduction half-reaction, the unique species on the left will be the oxidizing agent (being reduced, gaining electrons). It's kind of counter-intuitive, but memorizing that the opposite applies when naming the agent works.

chrisavalos-2L
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Re: Oxidating/Reducing AGENTS

Postby chrisavalos-2L » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:06 pm

In the reaction, an oxidating agent is the one that becomes reduced during the course of the reaction, and the reducing agent is the one that become oxidized in the reaction.

Nicole Elhosni 2I
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Re: Oxidating/Reducing AGENTS

Postby Nicole Elhosni 2I » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:10 pm

NAD is reduced to NADH, NAD + 2e + (H+) - --> NADH
NAD is reduced, so it is the oxidizing agent as it allows for there to be a form that results as a loss of electrons.

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Re: Oxidating/Reducing AGENTS

Postby KHuang1L » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:32 pm

An oxidizing agent is what causes something else to be oxidized, this agent is also reduced. The reducing agent is what causes something else to be reduced, this agent is also oxidized.


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