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Problem: 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.Ba(s).

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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. 

  • It also reduces a reactant (reactant will gain electrons and undergo reduction) in a redox reaction


reducing agent will have lower or more negative values of standard reduction potential:

  • Oxidation is the reverse of a reduction reaction 


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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.

Ba(s).

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