Problem: Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent in each of the following.2 MnO4-(aq) + 10 Cl-(aq) + 16 H+(aq) → 5 Cl2(g) + 2Mn2+(aq) + 8 H2O(l)

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2 MnO4-(aq) + 10 Cl-(aq) + 16 H+(aq) → 5 Cl2(g) + 2Mn2+(aq) + 8 H2O(l)


reactant

MnO4-(aq)

OS O = -2

OS Mn + 4(OS O) = -1

OS Mn + 4(-2) = -1

OS Mn = +7


Cl-

OS Cl = -1


H+

OS = +1


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Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent in each of the following.

2 MnO4-(aq) + 10 Cl-(aq) + 16 H+(aq) → 5 Cl2(g) + 2Mn2+(aq) + 8 H2O(l)

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