# Which is most easily oxidized?

## Which is most easily oxidized?

The order of some common metals in the electromotive series, starting with the most easily oxidized, is: lithium, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, aluminum, zinc, chromium, iron, cobalt, nickel, lead, hydrogen, copper, mercury, silver, platinum, and gold.

## What is a substance that is easily oxidized?

An oxidizing agent, also known as an oxidant or oxidizer, is a substance that has the ability to oxidize other substances — in other words to accept their electrons. Common oxidizing agents are oxygen, hydrogen peroxide and the halogens.

Which metal is easily oxidized?

Lithium metal
Lithium metal is therefore the strongest reductant (most easily oxidized) of the alkali metals in aqueous solution.

### Which of the following is most easily oxidized apex?

In the context of this question, lithium is the most willing to release an electron, so it is the most easily oxidized.

### Which metal oxidizes more easily than iron?

Zinc is more easily oxidized than iron because zinc has a lower reduction potential. Since zinc has a lower reduction potential, it is a more active metal. Thus, even if the zinc coating is scratched, the zinc will still oxidize before the iron.

What is the half-reaction method?

The half-reaction method is a way to balance redox reactions. It involves breaking the overall equation down into an oxidation part and a reduction part.

#### Which ion can be most easily reduced?

In the table provided, the most easily reduced element is Li and the most easily oxidized is iron.

#### Which species is most easily reduced?

Use the reduction potential chart: nonmetals are at the top and are most easily reduced. Metals are at the bottom and are most easily oxidized. Lithium is at the bottom of the chart—it’s the most easily oxidized of all.

Which ion is most easily reduced?

Note: a positive reduction potential tells us that the copper ion is easier to reduce (is a better oxidizing agent) than is the hydrogen ion; this also tells us that copper metal is a worse reducing agent than is hydrogen gas.

## Is AG easily oxidized?

So Ag+ is a strong enough oxidizing agent to oxidize Fe (look for it on the RIGHT side) to Fe2+. On the other hand it could not oxidize chloride ions, Cl-, to chlorine gas, Cl2.

## Is copper oxidized or reduced?

Copper(II) has an oxidation state of +2; the elemental metal has an oxidation state of 0. Gain of electrons is a reduction reaction. In a redox reaction, the reactant that loses electrons (is oxidized) causes a reduction and is called a reducing agent. Cu2+ ion gains two electrons (is reduced) to form copper metal.