oxidizing agents

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oxidizing agents

Postby 205389184 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:28 pm

How come the oxidizing agents are the opposite of what is being oxidized? and the same for the reduction agents

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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby JonathanS 1H » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:30 pm

The oxidizing agent is the substance that causes oxidation in another substance. The same is true for reducing agents.

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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby Andrew Pfeiffer 2E » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:32 pm

The terminology here appears flipped because of the meaning of the word agent. In general, an agent is a thing that brings about an action. In the case of redox reactions, a reducing agent is the atom or molecule that brings about the oxidization of another, while an oxidizing agent is the atom or molecule that brings about the reduction of another.

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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby KHowe_1D » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:35 pm

The agents are what cause the oxidation or reduction so it will be, by definition, the opposite.

Jasmine Vallarta 2L
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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby Jasmine Vallarta 2L » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:56 pm

the oxidizing agent gets reduced and the reducing agent gets oxidized

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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby Elizabeth Bowen 1J » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:10 pm

An Oxidizing agent does the oxidizing, so it allows the other side to become oxidized, and vice versa.

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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby Chris Charton 1B » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:24 pm

Oxidizing agents cause Oxidation to a substance and get reduced in the process.

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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby saigorijavolu2k » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:24 pm

The oxidizing agent means that it is oxidizing the thing, it causes the oxidization

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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby Jainam Shah 4I » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:28 pm

The oxidation agent causes another substance to be oxidized and in the reaction the oxidizing agent is being reduced.
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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby Sreyes_1C » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:15 pm

I like to think of it as, the oxidizing agents carry out the oxidation, and same with reduction

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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby Kimberly Koo 2I » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:20 pm

The oxidation agent causes another substance to be oxidized, which is why the oxidizing agent is different from what's being oxidized

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Re: oxidizing agents

Postby Ashley Alvarado 2C » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:35 pm

The oxidizing agent has the ability to oxidize and is itself reduced. The reducing agent reduces and is itself oxidized.


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