oxidized vs oxidizing agent

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Noh_Jasmine_1J
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oxidized vs oxidizing agent

Postby Noh_Jasmine_1J » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:04 pm

what is the difference between oxidized and oxidizing agent?

Fiona Jackson 1D
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Re: oxidized vs oxidizing agent

Postby Fiona Jackson 1D » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:15 pm

Hi! Oxidation means something that losses electrons. An oxidizing agent is a substance that cause another substance to be oxidized, so in other words it is typically what is reduced.

Vicky Lu 1L
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Re: oxidized vs oxidizing agent

Postby Vicky Lu 1L » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:01 pm

Being oxidized mean that one of the reacting molecules loses its electrons. An oxidizing agent however is referring to molecules that accepts electrons to switch to be their reduced form.

fgalasso1b
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Re: oxidized vs oxidizing agent

Postby fgalasso1b » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:09 pm

Oxidized: losing electrons
Oxidizing agent: the molecule that is doing the oxidation, also the one that is being reduced (gaining electrons)


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