Which metal is the best reducing agent?
A metal is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable—that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking—as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals, the others are nonmetals or metalloids. Some elements appear in both metallic and non -metallic forms.
If a substance has a strong tendency to lose electrons it behaves as a strong reducing agent because it will tend to reduce other substances by giving them electrons.
Stronger the reducing agent the weaker is its corresponding oxidizing agent.
It is a weak reducing agent.
It readily loses two electrons .so it is good oxidising agent
It is a reducing reagent.
It is also reducing agent.