What is difference between oxidation and oxidizing agent

Asked by sidharath vasudeva | 31st Aug, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Oxidation is the phenomenon of losing electrons, gaining oxygen or losing hydrogen
Oxidizing agent is the substance which donates electrons or oxygen or gains hydrogen
In other words oxidizing agent itself gets reduced

Answered by  | 31st Aug, 2010, 02:00: PM

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