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oxidized vs oxidizing agent

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:04 pm
by Noh_Jasmine_1J
what is the difference between oxidized and oxidizing agent?

Re: oxidized vs oxidizing agent

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:15 pm
by Fiona Jackson 1D
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.

Re: oxidized vs oxidizing agent

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:01 pm
by Vicky Lu 1L
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.

Re: oxidized vs oxidizing agent

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:09 pm
by fgalasso1b
Oxidized: losing electrons
Oxidizing agent: the molecule that is doing the oxidation, also the one that is being reduced (gaining electrons)