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

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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

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Which substance is the oxidizing agent in this reaction?

2CuO + C → 2Cu + CO2

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