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?
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Reducing agents are being oxidized themselves, lose electrons, and increase in oxidation ...
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Oxidation of alcohols
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