Which of the following would most likely be oxidizing agents and which would most likely be reducing agents?

#Cl_2#
#K#
#Ag^+#

1 Answer
Nov 25, 2017

Answer:

#Ag^+# - oxidising agent
#K# - reducing agent
#Cl_2# - oxidising agent

Explanation:

#Ag^+# - oxidising agent (most likely form Ag by gaining an electron)
#K# - reducing agent (most likely form #K^+# by losing an electron)
#Cl_2# - oxidising agent (most likely to form 2#Cl^-# by gaining electrons)

This is based on what is likely, not so much that the above are known to be oxidising or reducing agents.