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Identifying highest reducing/oxidizing power

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:38 pm
by Fenared Ortiz 3K
How can we tell which elements have a higher reducing/oxidizing power? Do we use a periodic table, or do we have to have equations given in order to find out?

Re: Identifying highest reducing/oxidizing power

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:52 pm
by Nha Dang 2I
(If reduction potentials are given--) A higher reduction potential means a higher oxidizing power (as it's more likely to reduce), and a lower reduction potential means a higher reducing power (as its more likely to oxidize).

Re: Identifying highest reducing/oxidizing power

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:14 pm
by Kyle Alves 3K
Can anyone answer how we could tell without being given the standard reduction potentials? I had the same question, and I know a high E is good at oxidizing and a lower E is good at reducing. This was a question on test 2 q 5

Re: Identifying highest reducing/oxidizing power

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:48 pm
by Belle Calforda3f
I think a reduction potential chart has to be given.