Reducing Agents HW 14.25

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Reducing Agents HW 14.25

Postby 504594108 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:12 pm

How do you determine the reducing agents for species in an aqueous solution? I looked in the Appendix on page A17 but there are multiple half reactions with the given elements in it so I don't know which one to look at to determine the order.

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Re: Reducing Agents HW 14.25

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:38 am

Reducing agents are the compounds being oxidized. Something that readily undergoes oxidation will have a large negative reduction potential. By comparing reduction potentials, you can rank the strength of reducing agents.


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