Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 4 - Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry - Active Learning Questions: 6

Answer

The oxidation state of the molecule/atom is being reduced.

Work Step by Step

When a substance is reduced, it gains electrons from a reducing agent which donates electrons. As a result, the substance then has a lower oxidation state after gaining electrons.
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