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Which substance is oxidized in each reaction?(a) 2 H2(g) +

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Problem 33P

Which substance is oxidized in each reaction?

(a) 2 H2(g) + O2(g) → 2 H2O(l)

(b) 4 Al(s) + 3 O2(g) → 2 Al2O3(s)

(c) 2 Al(s) + 3 Cl2(g) → 2 AlCl3(s)

Step-by-Step Solution:
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Solution: Here, we are going to identify the substance that is oxidized in the given reactions.

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The term “oxidation” is defined as the addition of oxygen/electronegative element to a substance or removal of hydrogen/ electropositive element from a substance. The substance which undergoes oxidation are said to be oxidized.

Whereas the term “reduction” is defined as removal of oxygen/electronegative element from a substance or addition of hydrogen/...

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Chapter 16, Problem 33P is Solved
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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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