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why is fe 2+ a better reducing agent then mn2+. ( I thought since mn2+ had a higher Eox it would be better)

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    I looked up
    Fe^+2 ==> Fe^+3 + e. Loss of electrons is oxidation so Fe+2 is being oxidized; therefore it is the reducing agent.
    Mn^+2 ==> Mn(IV) + 2e
    Fe = -0.77
    Mn = -1.24
    Therefore, Fe is the more positive value so it's better.

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