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. What is an oxidizing agent? Is an oxidizing agent itself oxidized or reduced when it acts on another species?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

An oxidizing agent is to be defined. Whether an oxidizing agent itself oxidized or reduced when it acts on another species is to be checked.

Concept Introduction:

A redox reaction is a type of reaction in which one reacting species gets oxidized and other reacting species is reduced. The exchange of electron takes place between the reacting species.

Explanation

A redox reaction involves exchange of electron between the reacting spices. A common redox reaction is oxidation of iron. The reaction between oxygen and iron is represented as,

4Fe(s)+3O22Fe2O3Oxidationstate

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