Reducing/Oxidizing Power

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Katie_Duong_1D
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Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Postby Katie_Duong_1D » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:47 am

What is the trend for increasing reducing power/increasing oxidizing power? How can you tell by looking at standard reduction potentials?

Albert_Luu3K
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Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Postby Albert_Luu3K » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:04 am

More positive E value means it will have a higher oxidizing power.
More negative E value means it will have a higher reducing power.

amogha_koka3I
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Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Postby amogha_koka3I » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:12 am

Does a higher oxidizing power (more power to oxidize another atom) also mean its most likely to gain electrons/become reduced?

Karishma_1G
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Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Postby Karishma_1G » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:19 am

Yes, higher oxidation power means more likely to gain electrons/be reduced. Therefore, the higher the standard reduction potential, which can be said to represent a substance's affinity for electrons, the greater the oxidizing power.

Ashley P 4I
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Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Postby Ashley P 4I » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:39 am

Positive E value = higher oxidizing power
Negative E value = higher reducing power

Ashley P 4I
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Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Postby Ashley P 4I » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:40 am

Positive E value = higher oxidizing power
Negative E value = higher reducing power

Nghi Nguyen 2L
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Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Postby Nghi Nguyen 2L » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:42 pm

higher standard reduction potential means higher oxidizing power
lower standard reduction potential means higher reducing power

MadelineHlobik
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Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Postby MadelineHlobik » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 pm

The more positive a standard reduction potential, the better it is at being an oxidizing agent. The more negative a standard reduction potential, the better it is at being a reducing agent.


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