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Posted by on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 9:49pm.

What is reduced and what is oxidized in the reaction?

2Mg+O2=2MgO


Oxygen is oxidized
Mg is reduced

  • chemistry - , Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:03pm

    Yes

  • oops--big time error --chemistry - , Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:50pm

    Mg goes from zero to +2, loss of electrons, it is oxidized and the reducing agent.
    Oxygen is reduced and is the oxidizing agent.

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