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Chemistry Help? Balance equation for basic solution and label reducing and oxidizing agents?

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Pb(OH)4^(-2) + ClO^(-) --> PbO2 +Cl^(-)
asked Apr 22, 2015 in CHEMISTRY by heather Apprentice

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Step 1:

The Stoichiometry equation:.

The balanced Equation is: .

Oxidizing Agent: An oxidizing agent (also oxidant, oxidizer or oxidizer) is the element or compound that accepts an electron from another species.

Reducing Agent: A Reducing agent (also called a reductant or reducer) is an element or compound that loses or donates an electron to another chemical species in a redox chemical reaction.

In the above chemical reaction, Pb increases in oxidation state from +2 to +4 and Cl decreases from +1 to -1.

As Pb increases in oxidation state, it is oxidized. Hence it acts as oxidizing agent.

As Cl decreases in oxidation state, it is de-oxidized. Hence it acts as reducing agent.


The balanced Equation is: .

Pb is an oxidizing agent.

Cl is an reducing agent.

answered Apr 22, 2015 by Thomas Apprentice

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