Strength of reducing agent

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Strength of reducing agent

Postby Samantha Jimenez 4k » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:31 am

For one of the homework problems, it asks to rank metals of increasing strength of reducing agent. How would we go about answering these type of questions?

Chase Yonamine 1J
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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby Chase Yonamine 1J » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:00 am

The smallest (more negative) Reduction potential is a stronger reducing agent

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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby Melody P 2B » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:26 am

Chase Yonamine 1J wrote:The smallest (more negative) Reduction potential is a stronger reducing agent


Why is that?

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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:29 am

If something is more negative, then it has more reducing power. To have more reducing power means it can gain more electrons. When E cell is more negative, this means that the reducing power is very high and and it can be easily oxidized.

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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby Hadji Yono-Cruz 2L » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:14 pm

The more negative the E cell, then the stronger the reducing agent.

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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby Katie_Duong_1D » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:58 pm

The more negative a reduction potential is, the stronger the reducing agent. The less negative/more positive a reduction potential is, the stronger the oxidizing agent.

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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby George Ghaly 2L » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:26 pm

The more positive a reduction potential is the easier it is for it to be reduced, and vice versa for an element to be oxidized. Therefore a lower reduction potential would make the best reducing agent.

Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J
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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:20 pm

The more negative the E, the more strong it is as a reducing agent (the thing being oxidized). Another way of saying it is a good donator.

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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby Chloe Likwong 2K » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:43 pm

Also, remember that the reducing agent is associated with the oxidation reaction.

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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby Jack Hewitt 2H » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:04 pm

The more negative the value of Ecell is the stronger the reducing agent is.

Vicky Lu 1L
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Re: Strength of reducing agent

Postby Vicky Lu 1L » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:02 pm

Reducing agents are most spontaneous when in oxidation half reactions and therefore they want to lose e-. In order to rank, we can compare the E⁰. The most negative value should be the strongest reducing agent.


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