Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 20 - Oxidation-Reduction Reactions - 20 Assessment: 66

Answer

In every redox reaction, one species must lose one or more electrons so another species can gain them. The species that loses the electrons is the reducing agent (permit the other species GAIN electrons) and the species that gains the electrons is the oxidizing agent (permit the other species to LOSE electrons to).

Work Step by Step

In every redox reaction, one species must lose one or more electrons so another species can gain them. The species that loses the electrons is the reducing agent (permit the other species GAIN electrons) and the species that gains the electrons is the oxidizing agent (permit the other species to LOSE electrons to).
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