Recall 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.
Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent for the following reaction:
2Li(s) +Cl2(g) → 2LiCl(s)
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