Problem: Zinc reacts with hydrochloric acid according to the reaction equation Zn (s)+2 HCl (aq) → ZnCl2 (aq) + H2(g)Identify the oxidizing agent.a. HCl (aq)b. H2 (g)c. ZnCl2 (aq)d. Zn (s)

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Zn (s)+2 HCl (aq) → ZnCl2 (aq) + H2(g)


reactant

Zn (s)

OS = 0


HCl (aq)

OS H = +1

OS Cl = -1


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Zinc reacts with hydrochloric acid according to the reaction equation Zn (s)+2 HCl (aq) → ZnCl2 (aq) + H2(g)

Identify the oxidizing agent.

a. HCl (aq)

b. H2 (g)

c. ZnCl2 (aq)

d. Zn (s)

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