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HCl (aq) + Cu (s) + HNO3 (aq) yield CuCl2 (aq) + NO (g) + H2O (l)

do i say that HNO3 is oxidizing agent or just N+5 is the oxidizing agent

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    The general practice is to say HNO3 is the oxidizing agent, although it is the N that specifically changes oxidation state.

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