Increasing oxidizing power

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Ashley McClearnen 1B
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Increasing oxidizing power

Postby Ashley McClearnen 1B » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:29 pm

How do you know what species have high oxidizing power?

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Re: Increasing oxidizing power

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:30 pm

Something that is more likely to be reduced will have higher oxidizing power.

Rogelio Bazan 1D
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Re: Increasing oxidizing power

Postby Rogelio Bazan 1D » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:53 pm

To my understanding something that is more likely to become oxidized means that it is more likely to lose an electron. So if the species has a low electronegativity then it will have a higher oxidizing power (it will have a higher likelihood of giving off an electron and becoming oxidized). Hope this helps.

If you are still confused on Oxidation and Reduction I use acronym OIL RIG to help me figure out if I am dealing with Oxidation or Reduction.

Oxidation
Is
Loss of Electrons

Reduction
Is
Gain of Electrons


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