Flashcards in 2.4 Redox Deck (5)
What is a oxidising agent?
A oxidising agent is something that gains electrons so that something else can be oxidised. It is reduced.
What is a reducing agent?
This is something that loses electrons so that something else can be reduced. It is oxidized.
Join these two half equations
Cu -> Cu2+ + 2e-
1/2O2 + 2e- -> O2-
Cu + 1/2O2 -> Cu2+ + O2-
What is the Oxidation state of Cl and F and what is the rule which Cl follows?
They are both -1 but if chlorine is in a compound with F and O it will have positive oxidation states.