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Chapter 14, Problem 1E
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Explain rusting from a molecular viewpoint.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The term ‘rusting’ from the molecular viewpoint is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

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

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

The chemical reaction in which 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 substances and get reduced in a chemical reaction.

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

Explanation of Solution

The chemical equation for the rusting of iron is as follows:

4Fe0+3O202Fe2+3

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