Recall the mnemonic for redox reactions:
Loss Electrons → Oxidation → Reducing Agent
Gain Electrons → Reduction → Oxidizing Agent
This means the element that gains electrons/reduced is the oxidizing agent while the element that loses electrons/oxidized is the reducing agent.
What is meant by the term oxidant?
a. It is the reactant that's being oxidized.
b.It is the reactant that's being reduced.
c.It is oxygen in any oxidation reactions.
d.It is the reactant that's being combined with O.
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