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. When we balance an oxidation-reduction equation, the number of electrons lost by the reducing agent must _________ the number of electrons gained by the oxidizing agent.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

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

When we balance an oxidation-reduction equation, the number of electrons lost by the reducing agent must ______to the number of electrons gained by the oxidizing agent.

Concept Introduction:

Oxidation involves the loss of an electron by an atom or an ion. Reduction involves the gain of an electron by an atom or an ion.

An oxidizing agent accepts the electrons from other substances while a reducing agent loses the electrons to other substances.

Explanation

Consider the chemical equation for the oxidation-reduction reaction. For example, reaction of tin (II) ion with cerium (IV) ion is shown below.

2Ce4+(aq)+Sn2+(aq)2Ce3+(aq)+Sn4+(aq)

In the above reaction, Ce4+ ion gains one electron and reduced to Ce3+ ion.

The corresponding half-reduction reaction is shown below.

Ce4+(aq)+eCe3+(aq)

Similarly, Sn2+ ion loss two electrons and oxidized to Sn4+ ion

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