Identify the species oxidized, the species reduced, the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent in the following electron transfer reaction.?
F2 + 2Fe^2+ -------> 2F^- + 2Fe^3+
need: species oxidized, species reduced, oxidizing agent, reducing agent.
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- pisgahchemistLv 76 months ago
Redox reaction ....
Oxidation == increase in oxidation state
Reduction == decrease in oxidation state
Oxidizing agent == the reactant which causes an element to be oxidized. It contains the element reduced.
Reducing agent == the reactant which causes an element to be reduced. It contains the element oxidized
F2 + 2Fe^2+ ---> 2F^- + 2Fe^3+
Iron is oxidized and ferrous ion is the reducing agent.
Fluorine is reduced and F2 is the oxidizing agent.
- davidLv 76 months ago
Free F in F2 gains electrons, so it is reduced
... because it is reduced it is the oxidizing agent.
Fe2+ ions lose electrons .. so they are oxidized
.. because they are oxidized, they are the redicing agent.