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What is reduced and what is oxidized in the reaction?

2Mg+O2=2MgO


Oxygen is oxidized
Mg is reduced

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    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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