Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 20 - Oxidation-Reduction Reactions - 20 Assessment: 69

Answer

Recall that reducing agents are oxidized (give up electrons). Group IA metals have to give up electrons to achieve stability by forming the next full valence shell, unlike Group 7A nonmetals which need to gain electrons to achieve stability.

Work Step by Step

Recall that reducing agents are oxidized (give up electrons). Group IA metals have to give up electrons to achieve stability by forming the next full valence shell, unlike Group 7A nonmetals which need to gain electrons to achieve stability.
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