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Problem: Which element is oxidized and which is reduced in the following reactions?Cl2(aq) + 2 NaI(aq) → I2(aq) + 2 NaCl(aq)

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We are asked which element is oxidized and which is reduced in Cl2(aq) + 2 NaI(aq) → I2(aq) + 2 NaCl(aq)


Remember the mnemonics:

Loss                Gain

Electrons         Electrons

Oxidation         Reduction


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Which element is oxidized and which is reduced in the following reactions?

Cl2(aq) + 2 NaI(aq) → I2(aq) + 2 NaCl(aq)

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