Both Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

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305421980
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Both Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby 305421980 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:30 pm

How will we know when a product or reactant is both an oxidizing or reducing agent? Is there a way to tell?

Connor Ho 1B
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Re: Both Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby Connor Ho 1B » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:25 pm

I'm not sure if this is your question, but if the product and reactant are the same, then the anode will be the one with the lower concentration and the cathode will be the higher concentration.

Hui Qiao Wu 1I
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Re: Both Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby Hui Qiao Wu 1I » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:20 pm

If the species was reduced, then it is the oxidizing reagent, and if it was oxidized, it is the reducing reagent.
Think of them as the opposite.

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Re: Both Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby pmokh14B » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:52 pm

Usually, this will be the case when there is one reactant forming two products. Because the oxidation of one of the components of the reactants will increase with respect to one product and decrease with respect to the other.

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Re: Both Oxidizing and Reducing Agent

Postby Rohit Ghosh 4F » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:52 pm

Yes, typically reducing agents are more likely to be oxidized, and oxidizing agents are more likely to be reduced.


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