The strongest oxidizing agent. Oxidizing agents are the species that are being reduced in a redox reaction. Recall the mnemonics LEO GER.
The strongest oxidizing agent would be the element that would be easily reduced or most likely to gain an electron.
• Smaller (↓) E° → oxidation → weaker oxidizing agent
• Larger (↑) E° → reduction → stronger oxidizing agent
Rank these species by their ability to act as an oxidizing agent. Al3+, Ag+, Zn2+, Ni2+
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