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Reducing agents/oxidation: This question is stressing me out!


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Jul 13, 2013
  1. Pre-Medical
    In the reaction:
    A2+(aq) + B(s) --> B2+(aq) + A(s)
    A. A2+ is oxidized
    B. B2+ is reduced
    C. B is the reducing agent
    D. A is reduced
    E. All of the above

    I don't understand how you can differentiate between C and D. My professor told me C is the correct answer. Someone please help me out, I'm stressing way more than I should about this one single problem lol
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