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Chapter 14, Problem 1SC
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In a redox reaction the oxidizing agent is itself:

oxidized

reduced

neither

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

In a redox reaction, the oxidizing agent is to be predicted.

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 takes place simultaneously is called a redox reaction.

Explanation of Solution

An oxidizing agent is a substance that has the capacity to oxidize the other substances and get reduced in a redox reaction. An oxidizing agent is reduced itself in a redox reaction because the gain of electrons occurs in the redox reaction.

Hence, option (b) is the correct answer...

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