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Problem: Consider the reaction:Zn(s) + Fe2+(aq) → Zn2+(aq) + Fe(s)What is being oxidized?

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Remember the mnemonics:

Loss                Gain

Electrons         Electrons

Oxidation         Reduction


Reaction:

Zn(s) + Fe2+(aq) → Zn2+(aq) + Fe(s)

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Consider the reaction:

Zn(s) + Fe2+(aq) → Zn2+(aq) + Fe(s)

What is being oxidized?

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