What is meant by oxidizing agent

What is meant by oxidizing agent
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Ritika Talwar 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Oxidising agent is an agent which oxidises other substance and itself gets reduced

Yogita Ingle 1 month, 3 weeks ago

An oxidizing agent (often referred to as an oxidizer or an oxidant) is a chemical species that tends to oxidize other substances, i.e. cause an increase in the oxidation state of the substance by making it lose electrons.

  • They are chemical substances whose atoms remove at least one electron from another atom in a chemical reaction.
  • An oxidizing agent is a substance that transfers at least one electronegative atom to a chemical species in a chemical reaction.

Common examples of oxidizing agents are listed below

  • Halogens (such as chlorine and fluorine)
  • Oxygen
  • Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)
  • Potassium nitrate
  • Nitric acid

Anshuman Nahak 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The substance which gives oxygen for oxidation, and removes hydrogen for oxidation; are called "oxidisijg agent".

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