We’re asked to determine whether Ba (s) is likely to serve as an oxidant or a reductant by using Standard reduction potentials (in Appendix E in the textbook).
Recall that a reductant or a reducing agent undergoes oxidation or loses electrons in a redox reaction.
A reducing agent will have lower or more negative values of standard reduction potential:
By using the data in Appendix E in the textbook, determine whether each of the following substances is likely to serve as an oxidant or a reductant.
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