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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: Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent for the following reaction:2Al(s) + 3Sn2+(aq) → 2Al3+(aq) + 3Sn(s)

Solution: Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent for the following reaction:2Al(s) + 3Sn2+(aq) → 2Al3+(aq) + 3Sn(s)

Problem

Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent for the following reaction:

2Al(s) + 3Sn2+(aq) → 2Al3+(aq) + 3Sn(s)


Solution

Recall: In a redox reaction, the oxidizing agent is reduced (gains electrons) while the reducing agent is oxidized (loses electrons).

For Al: The oxidation state of Al went from 0 to +3, which means it lost electrons and is oxidized.

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