# Question #fe127

Apr 24, 2015

${\text{Cl}}_{2}$ is the strongest oxidizing agent.

We can use a table of standard reduction potentials to make a decision.

The species with the highest standard reduction potential is the strongest oxidizing agent.

The values from the table are:

$\text{Ag"^+ = "+0.80 V}$
${\text{H}}^{+} = 0$
$\text{Cl"_2 = "+1.36 V}$
$\text{Al"^(3+) = "-1.66 V}$

${\text{H}}_{2}$ is on the wrong side of the table. It is not an oxidizing agent.

The strongest oxidizing agent is ${\text{Cl}}_{2}$.