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lfreeman1285
 one year ago
What’s a reducing agent? Identify the oxidizing agent and reducing agent in the following reaction.
2Na + Cl2 → 2NaCl
lfreeman1285
 one year ago
What’s a reducing agent? Identify the oxidizing agent and reducing agent in the following reaction. 2Na + Cl2 → 2NaCl

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aaronq
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Have you assigned oxidation numbers (also called oxidation states) to all the species?

lfreeman1285
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No I haven't. I'm not really quite sure what to do with this question at all.

aaronq
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2First assign oxidations states, then examine which went more positive (lost electrons) and which one went more negative (gained electrons). Remember OILRIG Oxidation is loss Reduction is gain

lfreeman1285
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02Na would be +1 (I think) Cl2 would be 1 2NaCl would be 0, right?

aaronq
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Not quite. 2Na + Cl2 → 2NaCl 0 0 (+1)(1) there are rules for this

aaronq
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2\(\sf Assigning ~Oxidation ~states\) You start off with a basic set of rules and you figure the rest out with simple arithmetic. Rules (most often true, except in rare occasions): Group 1 always +1 Group 2 always +2 Oxygen always 2 Group 7 always 1 Noble gases, elemental or homonuclear (the same element) molecules are zero The rest you have to figure out by subtracting or adding to achieve whatever charge the compound bears.

lfreeman1285
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh that makes sense
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