Question

(a) Identify the oxidizing agent and reducing agent in the reaction F2(g) + 2 NaBr(aq) -> 2 NaF(aq) + Br2(l). F2: NaBr: (b) Write the condensed electron configurations for atoms of the following elements: rubidium, Rb, yttrium, Y and technetium, Tc. condensed electron configuration for Rb: condensed electron configuration for Y: condensed electron configuration for Tc: Use the electron configurations to predict which of the three elements can display the highest oxidation state.