What are the characteristics of a redox reaction, and explain how to identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent?

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Feb 3, 2017

Oxygen is gained,hydrogen is lost and viz a vis iin reduction
Electrons are lost in oxidation and gained during reduction


In redox reaction both oxidation and reduction take place simultaneously. An oxygen rich compound is reduced and the oxygen produced is use to oxidise the other reactant. Reactant which loses oxygen is oxidising agent and reactant which gains oxygen is reducing agent