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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.
Reaction: 2CuO + C → 2Cu + CO2
Which substance is the oxidizing agent in this reaction?
2CuO + C → 2Cu + CO2
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