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in the equation: \(\displaystyle Fe+Cl_{2} --> Fe^{2+} + 2 Cl^{-}
\)
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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in the equation: \(\displaystyle Fe+Cl_{2} --> Fe^{2+} + 2 Cl^{-}
\)
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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