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Chapter 14, Problem 2SC
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The respiration reaction is shown below. Identify the oxidizing agent.

C 6 H 12 O 6 6O 2 6CO 2 +6H 2 O

a . C 6 H 12 O 6 b . O 2 c . CO 2 d . H 2 O

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The oxidizing agent in the respiration reaction is to be identified.

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 process and reduction process takes 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 the chemical reaction.

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

Explanation of Solution

The chemical equation for the respiration reaction is as follow.

C6H12O6+6O26CO2+6H2O

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

C60H12+1O62+6O206C+4O22+6H2+1O</

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