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Write the equation for the reaction of calcium and oxygen. Write the oxidation numbers for both the reactants and the products. What is the reducing agent and why?

  1. DrBob222

    2Ca + O2 ==> 2CaO
    Here is how you do the oxidation numbers.
    http://www.chemteam.info/Redox/Redox-Rules.html
    The reducing agent is the one that is oxidized and oxidation is the loss of electrons. Post your answers for a check if you wish.

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