reducing power and oxidizing power

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reducing power and oxidizing power

Postby 505166714 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:05 pm

How do I know the strength of reducing power and oxidizing power using standard reduction potential?

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Re: reducing power and oxidizing power

Postby Ray Guo 4C » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:09 pm

The more positive the reduction potential, the stronger the oxidizing power and the weaker the reducing power. Just think reduction potential as measuring a compound's tendency to be reduced. A more positive reduction potential means that itself is more easily reduced than oxidized.

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Re: reducing power and oxidizing power

Postby LorenzoDuvergne3I » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:10 pm

E is a measure of how easily something is reduced. So if the value is very high (positive), it means that it is a good oxidizing agent because it is reduced with little effort and the electron it loses can be used to oxidize something else. If it is very negative, it is a good reducing agent because it is oxidized with little effort and can better facilitate a reduction reaction.


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