Answer to Question #192763 in General Chemistry for Taylor

Question #192763

Consider the following balanced redox reaction Mn2+(aq) + S2O82–(aq) + 2H2O(l) → MnO2(s) + 4H(aq) + 2SO42–(aq)

Which of the following statements is true? A. Mn2+(aq) is the oxidizing agent and is reduced. B. Mn2+(aq) is the oxidizing agent and is oxidized. C. Mn2+(aq) is the reducing agent and is oxidized. D. Mn2+(aq) is the reducing agent and is reduced. E. Manganese does not change its oxidation number in this reaction.


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2021-05-13T02:06:45-0400

C. Mn2+(aq) is the reducing agent and is oxidized.


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