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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: The active agent in many hair bleaches is hydrogen peroxide. The amount of H2O2 in 14.8 g of hair bleach was determined by titration with a standard potassium permanganate solution:2 MnO4 −(aq) + 5 H2O2(aq) + 6 H+(aq) ⟶ 5 O2(g) + 2 Mn2+(aq) + 8 H2O(l) What is the reducing agent in the redox reaction?

Problem

The active agent in many hair bleaches is hydrogen peroxide. The amount of H2O2 in 14.8 g of hair bleach was determined by titration with a standard potassium permanganate solution:

2 MnO4 (aq) + 5 H2O2(aq) + 6 H+(aq) ⟶ 5 O2(g) + 2 Mn2+(aq) + 8 H2O(l) 

What is the reducing agent in the redox reaction?