Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 3 - Chemical Reactions - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 148d: 54


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Elements that are good at losing electrons are good reducing agents. Thus, we see that the first column (Group 1A) is filled with good reducing agents. Elements that are good at gaining electrons are good oxidizing agents. Thus, we see that the second to last column (Group 17) is filled with good oxidizing agents.
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