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Problem: In a reaction of calcium metal with Chlorine gas, which atom is the oxidizing agent?

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Oxidizing agent is the species that is being reduced in a redox reaction. Recall the mnemonics LEO GER.

Lose               Gain

Electron         Electrons

Oxidation       Reduction


The strongest oxidizing agent would be the element that would be easily reduced or easily gains an electron:


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In a reaction of calcium metal with Chlorine gas, which atom is the oxidizing agent?

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