ch14 examples part 1 - Example 1 reaction, H2 + Br2 2Fe2O3...

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1 Example 1 ¾ Identify electron donor and electron acceptor in the following reaction ¾ 4Fe + 3O 2 -> 2Fe 2 O 3 ¾ Electronegativity: Fe 1.8 O 3.4 ¾ Therefore, in that reaction ¾ Fe would lose electrons (electron donor) ± Fe will be oxidized ¾ O would gain electrons (electron acceptor) ± O will be reduced ¾ ------------------------- Example 2 Identify the electron donor and the electron acceptor in the following reaction, ¾ H 2 + Br 2 -> 2HBr ¾ Electronegativity: H 2.2 Br 3.0 ¾ Therefore, in that reaction ± H would lose electrons (electron donor) y H is the reducing agent
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course CHEM 112 taught by Professor Harwood during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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