Test #2 Question 5

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Rachel N 1I
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Test #2 Question 5

Postby Rachel N 1I » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:24 pm

Rank the following in order of increasing oxidizing power:

a) Mn, Ag, Ti

b) Pb, Al, Cu

When it asks for increasing oxidizing power, does it mean to find the oxidizing agent or the reducing agent?

Silvino Jimenez 1A
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Re: Test #2 Question 5

Postby Silvino Jimenez 1A » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:41 pm

The reducing agent has the ability to oxidize.


Highest oxidizing power is determined by reducing agent.

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Re: Test #2 Question 5

Postby Rachel N 1I » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:57 pm

So the strongest reducing agent would have the greatest oxidizing power. Does that mean that the reducing agent with the greatest oxidizing power would have the most negative E?

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Re: Test #2 Question 5

Postby Ethan-Van To Dis2L » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:46 pm

If the reaction shows a reduction, then yes the strongest reducing agent would have the most negative E

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Re: Test #2 Question 5

Postby Rachel N 1I » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:56 pm

What's the correct answer for a and b?

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Re: Test #2 Question 5

Postby Cynthia Bui 2H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:25 pm

In terms of their oxidizing power, it means that the more it will take e- the stronger its oxidizing power, so the greater and more positive E is the greater it's oxidizing power.


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