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Problem: Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent for Mg(s) + Fe2+(aq) → Mg2+(aq) + Fe(s).

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ecall 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 while the element that loses electrons/oxidized is the reducing agent


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Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent for Mg(s) + Fe2+(aq) → Mg2+(aq) + Fe(s).

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