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A reducing agent is a substance used in electrochemistry that reduces another substance. In doing so, it becomes oxidized. Another definition can be formulated as - a reduction agent is the electron donor in a oxidation-reduction reaction.
Reducing agents need to be protected from air because they react with oxygen.
Common reducing agents
- Ferrous ion
- Lithium aluminum hydride
- Nascent hydrogen
- Potassium ferricyanide
- Sodium amalgam
- Sodium borohydride
- Stannous ion
Common reducing agents and their products:
|H2 Hydrogen||H+, H2O|
|C||CO2 carbon dioxide|
|hydrocarbons||CO2 carbon dioxide, H2O|
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