We’re being asked to identify the reducing agent in the given reaction:
2 MnO4- + 10 Cl− + 16 H+ → 5 Cl2 + Mn2+ + 8 H2O
To do so, we need to identify the change in oxidation state for each element in the reaction.
Recall the mnemonic for redox reactions:
Identify the reducing agent in the following reaction:
2 MnO−4 + 10 Cl− + 16 H+ → 5 Cl2 + Mn2+ + 8 H2O
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