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Problem: For the given reactions, classify the reactants as the reducing agent, oxidizing agent, or neither.F2 + H2 → 2HF2Mg + O2 → 2MgODrag the appropriate items to their respective bins.F2    O2    Mg     H 2OXIDIZING AGENT                REDUCING AGENTHere is a more complex redox reaction involving the permanganate ion in acidic solution:5Fe2+ + 8H+ + MnO4- → 5Fe3+ + Mn2+ + 4H2OClassify each reactant as the reducing agent, oxidizing agent, or neither.Drag the appropriate items to their respective bins.Fe2+       MnO4-          H+oxidizing agent         reducing agent                neither

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To determine which are the reducing and oxidizing agents, we must identify the changes in their oxidation states. Compare the oxidation number of the element on the reactant side and on the product side.

Remember the mnemonics:

Loss                Gain

Electrons         Electrons

Oxidation         Reduction

Reducing         Oxidizing

Agent               Agent



Reaction A:

F2 + H2 → 2HF

Recall the rules for the oxidation states of some elements
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For the given reactions, classify the reactants as the reducing agent, oxidizing agent, or neither.

F2 + H2 → 2HF

2Mg + O2 → 2MgO

Drag the appropriate items to their respective bins.

F2    O2    Mg     H 2

OXIDIZING AGENT                REDUCING AGENT

Here is a more complex redox reaction involving the permanganate ion in acidic solution:

5Fe2+ + 8H+ + MnO4- → 5Fe3+ + Mn2+ + 4H2O

Classify each reactant as the reducing agent, oxidizing agent, or neither.

Drag the appropriate items to their respective bins.

Fe2+       MnO4-          H+

oxidizing agent         reducing agent                neither

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