Oxidizing Power

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Jessica Esparza 2H
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Oxidizing Power

Postby Jessica Esparza 2H » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:25 pm

If something has high oxidizing power, does that mean their standard reduction potential is high?

Hiba Alnajjar_2C
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Re: Oxidizing Power

Postby Hiba Alnajjar_2C » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:31 pm

Yes. If it has a high standard reduction potential, then it means reduction is favored. The species being reduced is the oxidizing agent, so something that is strongly favored to be reduced would be a strong oxidizing agent.

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Re: Oxidizing Power

Postby ELu 1J » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:31 pm

If something has oxidizing power, it itself is being reduced. If something has HIGH oxidizing power, the potential for itself to be reduced is also HIGH. Therefore, it's standard reduction potential is high.

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Re: Oxidizing Power

Postby 205291012 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:01 pm

Yes, if something has oxidizing power then that is the same as saying it is a strong oxidizing agent.
Oxidizing agent is the same as what is being reduced.
If it is good at being reduced then it would have a high or more positive reduction potential.

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