oxidizing agent and reducing agent

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oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby CaminaB_1D » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:08 pm

What is the best way to remember how to identify which is the oxidizing agent and which is the reducing agent?

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby KarlaArevalo2F » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:00 pm

what is reduced is the oxidizing agent and what is being oxidized in the reducing agent. Its basically flipped

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby Yiting_Gong_4L » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:38 pm

what is being reduced is the oxidizing agent and what is being oxidized is the reducing agent.

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby haleyervin7 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:32 pm

The reactant of the reduction half reaction is the oxidizing agent. The reactant of the oxidation half reaction is the reducing agent.

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby Jessica Tsui 1H » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:25 pm

The chemical that is reduced takes electrons from the other chemical, which is then oxidized, so is the oxidizing agent. Vice versa for the other chemical.

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby A De Castro 14B 2H » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:36 pm

The oxidizing agent is the molecule that has the atom whose oxidation state decreases, due to gaining electrons (reduction). Meanwhile, the reducing agent is the molecule that has the atom whose oxidation state increases, due to the loss of electrons (oxidation).

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby varunhariharan » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:17 pm

An oxidizing agent oxidizes another atom, meaning that it gains an electron by removing an electron from another atom. A reducing agent reduces another atom, meaning that it loses an electron giving one to another atom. In essence, oxidizing agents are reduced, and reducing agents are oxidized.

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby Krista Mercado 1B » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:13 pm

The compound that is reduced is considered the oxidizing agent. The compound that is oxidized is the reducing agent.

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby Aili Ye 4L » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:12 pm

The compound that oxidizes (oxidizing agent) is the one that itself gets reduced, and vice versa.

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby Jchellis 1I » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:16 pm

Sometimes it seems like in the homework that sometimes both are losing electrons? Which one is the oxidizing agent in that case?

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby ran2000 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:02 am

The oxidizing agent always oxidizes the other substance and gets reduced.
The reducing agent always reduces the other substance and gets oxidized.

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby Helen Mejia 1I » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:10 am

The oxidizing agent helps a substance get oxidized. It accepts an electron.
The reducing agent helps a substance get reduced. It gives an electron

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby Diana Sandoval 1K » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:21 am

The reduced molecule is the oxidizing agent and the oxidized molecule is the reducing agent. They are inversely related.

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby allisoncarr1i » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:57 pm

is there ever an instance where both would lose an electron?

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby 704913468 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:00 pm

The oxidizing agent is whats being reduced. and the reducing agent is whats being oxidized. You know if its being oxidized if it is becoming more negatively charged, and reduced if it is getting positively charged.

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Re: oxidizing agent and reducing agent

Postby jlinwashington1B » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:15 pm

If the oxidation number is greater in the product, then it lost electrons (oxidized). If the oxidation number is less, then it gained electrons (reduced).


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