WHAT ARE OXIDISING AND REDUCING AGENTS? GIVE EXAMPLES.

Asked by  | 25th Apr, 2008, 07:19: PM

Expert Answer:

oxidising agents oxidise other subtance n itself get reduced by lossing oxygen or electronegative radical, by gaining hydrogen or electropositive radical ,and by accepting electrons

ex O3  HNO3    PbO2

REDUCING AGENT REDUCES OTHER SUBSTANCE n itself gets oxidised bygaining oxygen or electronegative radical ,by lossing hydrogen or electropositive radical n by donating electrons

ex   H2  HCl   K

Answered by  | 5th May, 2008, 07:16: PM

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