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Alcohol dehydrogenase reaction

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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