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oxidizing power is a species' ability to oxidize another species (this inherently means that the species with the oxidizing power is being reduced). reducing power is a species' ability to reduce something else (meaning that the species is being oxidized). Since reduction potential can be thought of as a species' tendency to be reduced, the higher the reduction potential, the more likely something is to be reduced, the greater the oxidizing power (and vice versa for reducing power).
I may be wrong but I believe the above comment might be inaccurate. The reducing agent has a reducing power because it is reducing another atom and the oxidizing agent has an oxidizing power because it oxidizes another atom. Correct me if I am wrong.
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