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    Alcohol dehydrogenase reaction

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    Consider the reaction catalyzed by alcohol dehydrogenase.
    (Reaction goes from left to right)

    CH3CH2OH + NAD+ <-----------> CH3COH + NADH +H+

    WHAT IS THE OXIDIZING REAGENT?

    WHAT IS THE REDUCING AGENT?

    Please explain.

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    Important definitions:
    Reducing agents are being oxidized themselves, lose electrons, and increase in oxidation ...

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    This solution is provided in 88 words. It defines a reducing agent and oxidizing agent to enhance understanding of the problem, and provides the answers specific to the reaction in the problem.

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