reducing power?

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Phi Phi Do 2E
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reducing power?

Postby Phi Phi Do 2E » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:26 pm

How do I calculate reducing power and what is the concept behind it? Does it have anything to do with electronegativity?

Gwyneth Huynh 1J
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Re: reducing power?

Postby Gwyneth Huynh 1J » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:38 pm

Reducing power refers to how strong of a reducing agent a substance is. The more negative/lower a substance's reduction potential is, the more likely it will be oxidized (lose elections) and therefore be the stronger reducing agent.
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Re: reducing power?

Postby 204932558 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:44 pm

Reducing power of a species is the ability to reduce other another species. The higher the reducing power, the lower the reduction potential, and the less likely the species itself becomes reduced.

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Re: reducing power?

Postby Peri Bingham 1G » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:54 pm

Reducing agents have lower standard potential. The lower the standard potential, the greater the reducing strength.

Angel Ni 2K
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Re: reducing power?

Postby Angel Ni 2K » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:49 pm

Reducing power is the ability of something to give up electrons so that those electrons can go reduce some other molecule.

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Re: reducing power?

Postby ConnorThomas2E » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:39 pm

Something with a high reducing power will have a large negative potential difference. Something with a high oxidizing power will have a high positive potential difference.

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