Problem: In the redox reaction 2 Al + 3 CuSO 4 → 3 Cu + Al 2(SO4)3 A. Al is the reducing agent and each Al atom gains three electrons in the reaction. B. Al is the oxidizing agent and each Al atoms loses three electrons in the reaction. C. CuSO4 is the reducing agent and each Cu atom loses two electrons in the reaction. D. CuSO4 is the oxidizing agent and each Cu atoms gains two electrons in the reaction. E. Cu is the oxidizing agent and each Cu atom loses two electrons in the reaction.

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In the redox reaction 2 Al + 3 CuSO 4 → 3 Cu + Al 2(SO4)3

A. Al is the reducing agent and each Al atom gains three electrons in the reaction.

B. Al is the oxidizing agent and each Al atoms loses three electrons in the reaction.

C. CuSO4 is the reducing agent and each Cu atom loses two electrons in the reaction.

D. CuSO4 is the oxidizing agent and each Cu atoms gains two electrons in the reaction.

E. Cu is the oxidizing agent and each Cu atom loses two electrons in the reaction.

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