- Oxidized and reduced compound has to be identified in the given reaction.
- Oxidizing and reducing agent should be found.
An oxidizing agent gains the electrons and is reduced in a chemical reaction and it is electron acceptor.
A reducing agent loses electrons and is oxidized in a chemical reaction and it is electron donor.
The oxidation state is called as oxidation number, which describes degree of oxidation (loss of electrons) of an atom in a chemical compound. Theoretically, the oxidation state is positive, negative or zero.
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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity