Homework 6K.3

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Rita Chen 1B
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Homework 6K.3

Postby Rita Chen 1B » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:31 am

We are supposed to find the oxidizing agent/reducing agent of: Cl2(g) --> HClO (aq) +Cl2 (g)

My question is, conceptually, how can something be both the oxidizing and reducing agent?

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Re: Homework 6K.3

Postby Jordan Young 2J » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:21 am

In some cases, the Cl2 will lose electrons and become oxidized and act as a reducing agent and in other cases the Cl2 will gain electrons and become reduced, acting as an oxidizing agent. It'll just do both in the system since it's the only reactant and it is being both reduced and oxidized in terms of its oxidation number.

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Re: Homework 6K.3

Postby Rita Chen 1B » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:40 pm

Does this mean that during the same reaction, it can be reduced and oxidized (some will get reduced and some will get oxidized?)


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