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In the reaction of hydrogen peroxide with iron (II) ion in acidic solution to form iron (III) ion and water,
the oxidizing agent is

is it Fe?

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    Loss of electrons is oxidation.
    Gain of electrons is reduction.

    So the oxidizing agent is the one reduced.
    Look at Fe^+2 ==> Fe^+3 + e
    Is Fe^+2 reduced?

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