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Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

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  • Oxidizing and reducing agents are key terms used in describing the reactants in redox reactions that transfer electrons between reactants to form products. This page discusses what defines an oxidizing or reducing agent, how to determine an oxidizing and reducing agent in a chemical reaction, and the importance of this concept in real world applications.

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Diana Pearson, Connie Xu, Luvleen Brar (UCD)