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oxidizing power vs reducing power

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:47 pm
by CaminaB_1D
what is reducing power and oxidizing power? How do these relate to Ecell?

Re: oxidizing power vs reducing power

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:02 am
by Sam Joslyn 1G
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).

Re: oxidizing power vs reducing power

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:33 pm
by Lauren Huang 1H
So the reducing agent will have a high oxidizing power, and the oxidizing agent will have a high reducing power.

Re: oxidizing power vs reducing power

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:27 pm
by Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B
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.