CBSE - X - Chemistry
oxidation and reduction is occur together. Is it applicable to combation reaction to such as mg+o2=mgO in this reaction which one is oxidising agent and reducing agent
The given combination reaction is as follows:
2Mg + O2 → 2MgO
Oxidation state of Mg and O2 is zero.
oxidation state of Mg is +2 and O is -2 in the product MgO
Thus Mg is oxidised to Mg+2 and for O2 is reduced to -2.
Hence, oxygen is oxidising agent and magnesium is reducing agent in the given combination reaction.
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