Oxidizing/reducing agent

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AlyssaYeh_1B
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Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby AlyssaYeh_1B » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:24 pm

What is meant by the terms 'oxidizing agent' and 'reducing agent'?

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:31 pm

An oxidizing agent is a substance that gets reduced, while a reducing agent is a substance that gets oxidized. For example, let's say we have substance A (reducing agent) and substance B (oxidizing agent). An easier way of conceptualizing this would be to think that substance A needs to give away its electron and thus would reduce substance B. Reducing substance B would oxidize substance A.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Dina Marchenko 2J » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:32 pm

An oxidizing agent is one that causes a substance to be oxidized (meaning that the oxidizing agent is reduced).

The reducing agent causes a substance (the other element/molecule in the reaction) to be reduced (so the reducing agent is oxidized).

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby SimranSangha4I » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:50 pm

An oxidizing agent, or oxidant, gains electrons and is reduced in a chemical reaction and vice versa.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby RRahimtoola1I » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:43 pm

An oxidizing agent is one that oxidizes and thereby gets reduced.

A reducing agent is one that reduces and thereby gets oxidized.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby HuyHa_2H » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:12 pm

Oxidizing agents are what's being reduced thereby gaining electrons where vice versa, reducing agents are what's being oxidized thereby losing electrons.

Yailin Romo 4G
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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Yailin Romo 4G » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:34 pm

the oxidizing agent is one that gets reduced while the reducing agent is the one that gets oxidized.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Cavalli_1H » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:11 pm

oxidizing agents are reduced by gaining electrons and reducing agents are oxidized by losing electrons

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Rosa Munoz 2E » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:10 pm

The one being oxidized is the reducing agent because it causes the other to become reduced and vice versa

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Owen-Koetters-4I » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:22 pm

An oxidizing agent is stronger oxidizing than its redox couple and will undergo reduction itself. A reducing agent is more stronger reducing than its redox couple and will undergo oxidation itself.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby KHowe_1D » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:43 pm

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

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Jasmine W 1K » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:50 pm

I think of it in terms of opposites, so whatever is being oxidized acts as the reducing agent and whatever is being reduced acts as the oxidizing agent.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby zfinn » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:00 pm

the oxidizing agent is being reduced because it is recieving the e- from reduction process, and the reducing agent is being oxidized because it is giving e- for the reduction process.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Charysa Santos 4G » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:07 pm

An oxidizing agent refers to the item being reduced, which allows for the other species to be oxidized. A reducing agent is exactly the opposite: it is being oxidized in order for another species to be reduced.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby EllieSchmidtke_4I » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:12 pm

An oxidizing agent allows its counterpart in the equation to be oxidized (oxidizing agent=reduced component), and a reducing agent allows its counterpart in the equation to be reduced (reducing agent=oxidized counterpart).

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby faithkim1L » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:25 pm

An oxidizing agent is the thing being reduced, and a reducing agent is the thing being oxidized. I just remember it as the reverse since it can get a little confusing at times.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Sreyes_1C » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:16 pm

oxidizing agents = the ones carrying out the oxidation. and then same with reduction agents

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby Noe BM 1J » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:28 pm

Why is the oxidizing agent being reduced and not oxidized?

Charysa Santos 4G wrote:An oxidizing agent refers to the item being reduced, which allows for the other species to be oxidized. A reducing agent is exactly the opposite: it is being oxidized in order for another species to be reduced.

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Re: Oxidizing/reducing agent

Postby kristi le 2F » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:54 am

The oxidizing agent is what is causing something else to be oxidized. So, it itself will be reduced in order for this to happen. The same is true for the reducing agent.


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