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Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:47 am
by Katie_Duong_1D
What is the trend for increasing reducing power/increasing oxidizing power? How can you tell by looking at standard reduction potentials?

Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:04 am
by Albert_Luu3K
More positive E value means it will have a higher oxidizing power.
More negative E value means it will have a higher reducing power.

Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:12 am
by amogha_koka3I
Does a higher oxidizing power (more power to oxidize another atom) also mean its most likely to gain electrons/become reduced?

Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:19 am
by Karishma_1G
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.

Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:39 am
by Ashley P 4I
Positive E value = higher oxidizing power
Negative E value = higher reducing power

Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:40 am
by Ashley P 4I
Positive E value = higher oxidizing power
Negative E value = higher reducing power

Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:42 pm
by Nghi Nguyen 2L
higher standard reduction potential means higher oxidizing power
lower standard reduction potential means higher reducing power

Re: Reducing/Oxidizing Power

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 pm
by MadelineHlobik
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.