Answer to Question #183466 in General Chemistry for Stanley

Question #183466

Which of the following reactions is sulphuroxide acting as an oxidizing agent

2SO2+2H2O+O2- 2H3SO4
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Expert's answer
2021-04-21T03:54:13-0400

The correct equation is:

2SO2 + 2H2O + O2 --> 2H2SO4 (not H3SO4)

Sulphur (IV) oxide is not acting as an oxidizing agent in this reaction. S changes its oxidation state from +4 to +6, therefore, it acts as a reducing agent. Oxidizing agent is O2 in this case.


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