# redox

• October 14th 2009, 06:57 PM
william
redox
in the equation: $Fe+Cl_{2} --> Fe^{2+} + 2 Cl^{-}
$

identify
a) what is being oxidized( i am going to say Fe because it lost electrons)
b) what is being reduced( i am going to say Cl because it gained electrons)
c) what is the oxidizing agent
d) what is the reducing agent

can someone provide assistance?
• October 14th 2009, 07:02 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by william
in the equation: $Fe+Cl_{2} --> Fe^{2+} + 2 Cl^{-}
$

identify
a) what is being oxidized( i am going to say Fe because it lost electrons)
b) what is being reduced( i am going to say Cl because it gained electrons)
c) what is the oxidizing agent
d) what is the reducing agent

can someone provide assistance?

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