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Arrange the following five reduction half-cell reactions in order listing the largest positive reduction potential first and give the best oxidizing and reducing agents.

Observations:

i) A reacts spontaneously with 1 mol/L BNO3, 1 mol/L D(NO3) and dilute sulfuric acid. A does not react 1 mol/L C (NO3)

ii) B does not react spontaneously with any of the 1mol/L solutions above or with dilute sulfuric acid.

iii) C reacts spontaneously with dilute sulfuric acid and with 1 mol/L solutions of all other metallic salts.

iv) D reacts spontaneously with 1mol/L B(NO3). It does not react with dilute sulfuric acid.

a) Use the observations and arrange the following five reduction half-cell reactions in order. The one with the largest positive reduction potential first ,and tell which is the best oxidizing and reducing agent..

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This solution is provided in 224 words. It discusses strong oxidizing agents and string reducing agents in order to determine power trend of reactions.

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It's important to note that the one easily reduced is the one called a strong oxidizing agent, and the one easily oxidized, is a string reducing agent. (Note that oxidation is taking electrons away from the atom and reduction is giving electrons back).

We are told that C reacts with everything. ...

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