## Oxidizing vs. Reducing agent

$\Delta G^{\circ} = -nFE_{cell}^{\circ}$

Hailey Johnson
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### Oxidizing vs. Reducing agent

Can someone help clarify the difference between an oxidizing and reducing agent? Also, how do we use cell potential to determine what is an oxidizing and what is a reducing agent?

Cristina Sarmiento 1E
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### Re: Oxidizing vs. Reducing agent

The oxidizing agent is the substance being reduced.
The reducing agent is the substance being oxidized.

When the cell potential is more positive, it has a stronger oxidizing agent
When the cell potential is more negative, it has a stronger reducing agent