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Problem: Consider the reaction:Zn(s) + Fe2+(aq) → Zn2+(aq) + Fe(s)Which is the reducing agent?

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Recall the mnemonic for redox reactions:

Loss Electrons  Oxidation  Reducing Agent

Gain Electrons  Reduction  Oxidizing Agent

Reaction:

Zn(s) + Fe2+(aq) → Zn2+(aq) + Fe(s)

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Consider the reaction:

Zn(s) + Fe2+(aq) → Zn2+(aq) + Fe(s)

Which is the reducing agent?

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