Redox reactions - reducing agent • A reactant that gains...

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Redox Reactions Control of the valence electrons is transferred from one atom to another Transfer is complete or partial, depending on the difference in electronegativities of the involved elements Also called electron-transfer reactions A reactant that loses control of valence electrons is oxidized and is also called the
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Unformatted text preview: reducing agent • A reactant that gains control of electrons is reduced and is also called the oxidizing agent • Can be written in terms of half reactions: o Oxidation half reaction has has e- on right side of eqn o Reduction half reaction has e-on left side o Full reaction has no electrons on either side...
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