Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 20 - Oxidation-Reduction Reactions - 20.1 The Meaning of Oxidation and Reduction - 20.1 Lesson Check: 6

Answer

To identify the oxidizing agent, look for the element that GAINS electrons (reduced). To identify the reducing agent in a redox reaction, look for the element that LOSES electrons (oxidized).

Work Step by Step

To identify the oxidizing agent, look for the element that GAINS electrons (reduced). To identify the reducing agent in a redox reaction, look for the element that LOSES electrons (oxidized).
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