Problem: Use oxidation states to identify the element that is being reduced in the following redox reaction:Sn(s) + 4HNO3(aq) → SnO2(s) + 4NO2(g) + 2H2O(g)

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Remember the mnemonics:

Loss                Gain

Electrons         Electrons

Oxidation         Reduction


Reaction:

Sn(s) + 4HNO3(aq) → SnO2(s) + 4NO2(g) + 2H2O(g)

Change in Oxidation State:

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Use oxidation states to identify the element that is being reduced in the following redox reaction:

Sn(s) + 4HNO3(aq) → SnO2(s) + 4NO2(g) + 2H2O(g)

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