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Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:31 am
by Samantha Jimenez 4k
For one of the homework problems, it asks to rank metals of increasing strength of reducing agent. How would we go about answering these type of questions?

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:00 am
by Chase Yonamine 1J
The smallest (more negative) Reduction potential is a stronger reducing agent

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:26 am
by Melody P 2B
Chase Yonamine 1J wrote:The smallest (more negative) Reduction potential is a stronger reducing agent


Why is that?

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:29 am
by Zenita Leang 2K
If something is more negative, then it has more reducing power. To have more reducing power means it can gain more electrons. When E cell is more negative, this means that the reducing power is very high and and it can be easily oxidized.

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:14 pm
by Hadji Yono-Cruz 2L
The more negative the E cell, then the stronger the reducing agent.

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:58 pm
by Katie_Duong_1D
The more negative a reduction potential is, the stronger the reducing agent. The less negative/more positive a reduction potential is, the stronger the oxidizing agent.

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:26 pm
by George Ghaly 2L
The more positive a reduction potential is the easier it is for it to be reduced, and vice versa for an element to be oxidized. Therefore a lower reduction potential would make the best reducing agent.

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:20 pm
by Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J
The more negative the E, the more strong it is as a reducing agent (the thing being oxidized). Another way of saying it is a good donator.

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:43 pm
by Chloe Likwong 2K
Also, remember that the reducing agent is associated with the oxidation reaction.

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:04 pm
by Jack Hewitt 2H
The more negative the value of Ecell is the stronger the reducing agent is.

Re: Strength of reducing agent

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:02 pm
by Vicky Lu 1L
Reducing agents are most spontaneous when in oxidation half reactions and therefore they want to lose e-. In order to rank, we can compare the E⁰. The most negative value should be the strongest reducing agent.