Label each reactant as the reducing agent, oxidizing agent, or neither.?

1. N2 + 3H2 YIELDS 2NH3

have a look at the oxidation states.

Discount means “discount in oxidation state”
oxidation means ” improve in oxidation state”
the decreasing agent is the species that’s oxidized
the oxidizing agent is the species that’s lowered.

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N in N2 is 0
N in NH3 is -3
H in H2 is 0
H in NH3 is +1

due to this fact…
N is “lowered” and is due to this fact the “oxidizing agent”
H is “oxidized” and is due to this fact the “decreasing agent”

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N in N2 is 0
O in O2 is 0
N in N2O is +1
O in N2O is -2

due to this fact…
N is “oxidized” and is the “decreasing agent”
O is “lowered” and is the “oxidizing agent”

Oxidizing Agent Label

1. N2 is oxidizing, H2 is decreasing
2. N2 is decreasing, O2 is oxidising

Oxidation is lack of electrons
1. H2 goes to 2H(+) and a pair of electrons

Discount is achieve of electrons
1. N2 and 6 electrons goes to 2N(3-)

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