Chemistry

oxidizing and reducing agents

oxidizing agent vs reducing agent

Oxidizing Agent

  1. A chemical substance which reduces itself but oxidized other substance is known as the oxidizing agent.
  2. Br2 is an oxidizing agent in the following reaction.

H2S       +   Br2       →   2HBr  + S

Reducing Agent

  1. A chemical substance which oxidizes itself but reduced other substances is known as reducing agent.
  2. H2S is reducing agent in the following reaction.

H2S      +   Br2     →           2HBr  + S

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