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For the reaction:
2H^+(aq)+Zn(s)----->He2(g)+Zn^2+(aq)
a) Write the reduction half-reaction
b) Write the oxidation half-reaction
c) Identify the oxidizing agent
d) Identify the reducing agent

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    You only need the definitions. Here they are.
    1. Oxidation is the loss of electrons.
    2. Reduction is the gain of electrons
    3. The material oxidized is the reducing agent.
    4. The material reduced is the oxidizing
    agent.
    Zn is 0 on left and +2 on the right.
    H is +1 on the left and 0 on the right.

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