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Reducing Agent

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  • A reducing agent or reductant is a reagent employed to reduce (see, reduction) a given species.  In the reaction between the reducing agent and the species, the reducing agent is oxidized (see oxidation).

    eg: reduction of an aldehyde to an alkoxide ion by ¯BH4.

     

     

     

    see also oxidizing agent