Does a reducing agent in a redox reaction gets reduced or oxidized?

1 Answer
Feb 23, 2016

Answer:

The reducing agent gets oxidized.

Explanation:

In a redox reaction the #color(blue)("reducing agent")# reacts with the #color(red)("oxidizing agent")#.

The #color(blue)("reducing agent")# gets oxidized by the oxidizing agent and thus the reducing agent is also called #color(blue)("oxidized agent")#.

The #color(red)("oxidizing agent")# gets reduced by the reducing agent and thus the oxidizing agent is also called #color(red)("reduced agent")#.

Here is a video that explains the balancing of a redox reaction in acidic medium:
Balancing Redox Reactions | Acidic Medium.

And in basic medium:
Balancing Redox Reactions | Basic Medium.