Problem: Which element is oxidized and which is reduced in the following reaction?Cl2(aq) + 2 NaI(aq) → I2(aq) + 2 NaCl(aq)

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To determine which element is reduced or oxidized, we must identify their possible changes in their oxidation states.

Remember the mnemonics:

Loss                Gain
Electrons         Electrons
Oxidation         Reduction


The rules for oxidation states are as follows:


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Which element is oxidized and which is reduced in the following reaction?

Cl2(aq) + 2 NaI(aq) → I2(aq) + 2 NaCl(aq)

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