Rebecca S.

asked • 07/22/21

Redox Reaction Question

Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent in the following redox reaction. Explain the answer


BrO3- + I- + H+ ---> Br- + I2 + H2O

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Chinenye G.

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Hopefully this didn't confuse you, it can be confusing.
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07/22/21

Rebecca S.

hi, thank you for explaining. Would bromine be the oxidizing agent since it gained the most electrons?
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07/22/21

J.R. S.

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Actually, the oxidizing AGENT would be considered to be BrO3^- and the reducing agent would be considered to be I^-
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07/23/21

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