Problem: Rank these species by their ability to act as an oxidizing agent.Mg2+Zn2+Cu+F2

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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


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Rank these species by their ability to act as an oxidizing agent.

Mg2+

Zn2+

Cu+

F2

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