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. To function as a good reducing agent, a species must ________ electrons easily.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The term corresponding to the given blank is to be stated.

To function as a good reducing agent, a species must______ electron easily

Concept Introduction:

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

Explanation

A redox reaction involves exchange of electron in between the reacting spices. A common redox reaction is oxidation of iron. The reaction between sodium metal and chlorine gas is represented as,

2Na(s)+Cl2(g)2NaCl(s)Oxidationstate00+11

Oxidation half reaction is represented as,

Na(s

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