Reducing Agent

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Rafsan Rana 1A
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Reducing Agent

Postby Rafsan Rana 1A » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:24 pm

In a reaction, the reducing agent is the one that is oxidized and the oxidizing agent is the one that is reduced, right?

Vinita Saxena 2I
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Re: Reducing Agent

Postby Vinita Saxena 2I » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:25 pm

That's right

Tracy Tolentino_2E
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Re: Reducing Agent

Postby Tracy Tolentino_2E » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:28 pm

Yes, reducing agents are the ones that causes another substances to reduce (the substance oxidizes) and oxidizing agents are the ones that causes substances to be oxidized (the substance reduces).

Martina
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Re: Reducing Agent

Postby Martina » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:22 pm

Yes, because for something to be a reducing agent it has to give away an electron to another species, which ends up reducing it, and vice for oxidizing agents.

Aarushi Solanki 4F
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Re: Reducing Agent

Postby Aarushi Solanki 4F » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:23 pm

Yes. This makes sense because the "reducing agent" is the one that causes reduction, meaning that it "gives" the reduced species electrons to gain. To "give" these electrons, it must first lose electrons, or be oxidized.

Hussain Chharawalla 1G
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Re: Reducing Agent

Postby Hussain Chharawalla 1G » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:25 pm

Be sure to only use oxidizing agent and reducing agent for the reactants in your overall redox reaction,


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