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1

What is a oxidising agent?

A oxidising agent is something that gains electrons so that something else can be oxidised. It is reduced.

2

What is a reducing agent?

This is something that loses electrons so that something else can be reduced. It is oxidized.

3

Join these two half equations

Cu -> Cu2+ + 2e-
1/2O2 + 2e- -> O2-

Cu + 1/2O2 -> Cu2+ + O2-

4

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.

5

What is the oxidation state of a element on its own?

The oxidation state of a element on its own is 0