Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

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Bianca Barcelo 4I
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Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:08 pm

How can a species act as both an oxidizing and reducing agent?

fgalasso1b
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Re: Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby fgalasso1b » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:15 pm

Yes, it's called a disproportionation reaction (when an element is both being oxidized and reduced).

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Re: Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:52 am

fgalasso1b wrote:Yes, it's called a disproportionation reaction (when an element is both being oxidized and reduced).


Will this be included in Test 2?

Xingzheng Sun 2K
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Re: Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby Xingzheng Sun 2K » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:52 am

Yes. When an element in reactant is both oxidized and reduced in two products, it is both agents.

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Re: Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby Albert_Luu3K » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:49 am

I wouldn't be surprised if it is included on the test. An example of this is the reaction of chlorine in water: Cl2 (g) -> HClO(aq) + Cl-
Cl2 acts as the oxidizing agent and reducing agent.


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