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What describes the change in oxidation states of the following reaction? 2Cl- + F2 > 2F- + Cl2 a. Cl– reduces to Cl and F oxidizes to F–. b. Cl– oxidizes to Cl and F reduces to F–. d. Cl is the reducing agent and F– is the oxidizing agent.

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  1. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    @warpedkitten diatomic elements like F2 and Cl2 have an oxidation state of 0 so remember if your oxidation state goes up that means that electrons are lost oxidation. if your oxidation state goes down that means you've gained electrons and that's reduction

  2. Rushwr
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    I agree with u @Photon336 So as we can see cl - goes to 0 oxidation state thus it is oxidising. And F2 goes from 0 to -1 state ttus reducing so the answer will be b

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