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What is the oxidizing agent in the following reaction?<br /> 3N₂(g) + 15H⁺(aq) + 4MnO₂(s) + 16OH⁻(aq) ⇄ 3N₂H₅⁺(aq) + 4MnO₄⁻(aq) + 8H₂O(l)?

Question 2 options: 

 

N₂(g) 

 

OH⁻(aq) 

 

MnO₂(s) 

 

H⁺(aq)

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  • 2 months ago

    Mn is oxidized.  N is reduced.  So N2 is the oxidizing agent.

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