Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

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Clarissa Cabil 1I
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Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

Postby Clarissa Cabil 1I » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:42 pm

I just wanted to clarify, are the oxidizing and reducing agents in a reaction always going to be part of the reactants? While doing the homework, I found this to be a trend, but I just wanted to be sure.

David S
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Re: Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

Postby David S » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:48 pm

I believe so, because the oxidizing agent is the reactant in the reduction half reaction, and the reducing agent is the reactant in the oxidation half reaction. Since the total redox reaction is the simple sum of the balanced half reactions, both the oxidizing and reducing agents end up in the reactant side of the reaction.

Tiffany_Cacy_3D
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Re: Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

Postby Tiffany_Cacy_3D » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:49 pm

Yes they will be as long as it is a forward reaction because nothing would be reduced or oxidized before a reaction even happens. The oxidizing agent would become the reduced product and the reducing agent would become the oxidized product.


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