Strength of Oxidation/Reducing Agents

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Strength of Oxidation/Reducing Agents

Postby 104969854 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:56 pm

What determines what is the "best" oxidation or reducing agent? How does this compare to a substances reduction potential?

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Re: Strength of Oxidation/Reducing Agents

Postby Curtis Wong 2D » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:14 pm

The basic idea is that most positive potential is more oxidizing and the most negative are more reducing. page 579 offers a great chart to see how oxidizing power changes with cell potential.

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Re: Strength of Oxidation/Reducing Agents

Postby Matt_Fontila_2L_Chem14B » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:05 am

One of the things that help me remember the strength of oxidizing and reducing agents is:

The greater (more positive) the standard reduction potential, the stronger the substance is as an oxidizing agent.

The lower (more negative) the standard reduction potential, the stronger the substance is as a reducing agent.


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