question 6 on test 2

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Belle Calforda3f
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question 6 on test 2

Postby Belle Calforda3f » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:47 pm

For the question that says H+/H2 and Ni+2/Ni, doesn't both sets have a reducing agent and an oxidizing agent??

Shawn Patel 1I
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Re: question 6 on test 2

Postby Shawn Patel 1I » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:17 am

Hey,
Each pair has either an oxidizing agent and a reducing agent. For the H+ pair, H+ is oxidizing, but it is also the reduced agent. For Ni, it is the reducing agent, but it is also the oxidized agent.

Lauren Seidl 1D
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Re: question 6 on test 2

Postby Lauren Seidl 1D » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:29 am

Once you write out the final redox reaction, only the reactants are considered oxidizing or reducing agents. The one that is being oxidized in the reaction is the reducing agent, and the one being oxidized is the reducing agent. Therefore you should write out the final equation before identifying the reducing and oxidizing agents.


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