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Problem: Identify the atoms that are oxidized and reduced, the change in oxidation state for each, and the oxidizing and reducing agents in each of the following equations:(b) PCl3(l) + Cl2(g) ⟶ PCl5(s)

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Remember the mnemonics:

Loss                Gain

Electrons         Electrons

Oxidation         Reduction


Reaction:

PCl3(l) + Cl2(g) ⟶ PCl5(s)


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Identify the atoms that are oxidized and reduced, the change in oxidation state for each, and the oxidizing and reducing agents in each of the following equations:

(b) PCl3(l) + Cl2(g) ⟶ PCl5(s)

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