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) Suppose that tests of a municipal water system reveal the presence of bromate ion BrO3-. What are the likely origins of this ion?  Is bromate ion an oxidizing or reducing agent?

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Redox reaction is the reaction in which oxidation and reduction occur simultaneously. Oxidation is defined as the loss of electron whereas reduction is defined as the gain of electron.

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The origins of bromate ion (BrO3-):

 

By the oxidation of dissolved bromine (Br2)-

The dissolved bromine undergoes oxidation in basic condition...

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