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Chapter 14, Problem 33E
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Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent in the photosynthesis reaction.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The oxidizing and reducing agents in the photosynthesis 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.

A chemical reaction in which both oxidation and reduction takes place simultaneously is called a redox reaction.

An oxidizing agent is a substance that oxidizes the other substance and gets reduced in a chemical reaction.

A reducing agent is a substance that reduces the other substance and gets oxidized in a chemical reaction.

Explanation of Solution

The chemical equation for the photosynthesis reaction is as follows:

6CO2+6H2OC6H12O6+6O2.

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

6C+4O22+6H2+1O2C6</

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