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Chapter 14, Problem 14.2YT
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Identify the oxidizing and reducing agents in the following reaction:

V 2 O 5 +2H 2 V 2 O 3 +2H 2 O

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

An oxidizing agent and a reducing agent for the given reaction are to be identified.

Concept Introduction:

Oxidation is the addition of an electronegative element or the removal of an electropositive element in a chemical reaction.

Reduction is the addition of an electropositive element or the removal of an electronegative element in a chemical reaction.

The chemical reaction in which both oxidation and reduction take place simultaneously is called a redox reaction.

An oxidizing agent is a substance that has the capacity to oxidize the other substance and get reduced in a chemical reaction.

A reducing agent is a substance that has the capacity to reduce the other substance and get oxidized in a chemical reaction.

Explanation of Solution

The equation for the reaction of V2O5 and H2 is as follow:

V2O5+2H2V2O3+2H2O

An oxidizing agent gains electron easily and a reducing agent loses electrons easily in a chemical reaction.

V2+5O52+2H20V2

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