## bharath.e Group Title hydrogen behaves as an oxidising agent in its reaction with a,chlorine b,pottasium c,nitrogen d,sulphur one year ago one year ago

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1. chmvijay Group Title

no it act as reducing agent not as oxidising agent !!!!

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3. agentx5 Group Title

L E O (Loosing Electrons, Oxidized) = Reducing Agent G E R (Gaining Electrons, Reduced) = Oxidizing Agent Process of elimination makes this easy: Chlorine is missing 1 valence electron of a full outer set Potassium has 1 extra valence electron; if it looses it, it'll be at a full outer set Nitrogen is missing 3 or has 5 extra depending on how you look at it. Sulfur is missing 2 valence electrons of a full outer set If that wasn't clear which one of these things is not like the others, then I will show you an example of each (sorry @chmvijay , but there are exceptions to the rule) L E O reaction for hydrogen (hydrogen is stripped of it's electron) H$$_2$$(g) + Cl$$_2$$(g) $$\rightarrow$$ 2 HCl(g) G E R reaction for hydrogen (hydrogen picks up potassium's extra electron) 2 K(s) + H$$_2$$(g) $$\rightarrow$$ 2 KH(s) By definition. :-)

4. agentx5 Group Title

Make sense now @bharath.e ?

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6. bharath.e Group Title