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    Edexcel Chemistry GCE Unit 2 syllabus says
    "demonstrate an understanding of why it is helpful to classify reagents" under mechanisms

    I don't know why?
    please help
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    I don't know what your specific exam board wants but perhaps they are talking about how you can call a species a nucleophile, an electrophile, an oxidising agent and a reducing agent for example. It allows you to predict the reactivity that reagent is likely to have. E.g. an oxidising agent will react with oxidisable groups such as primary / secondary alcohols or aldehydes.
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    (Original post by Kyri)
    I don't know what your specific exam board wants but perhaps they are talking about how you can call a species a nucleophile, an electrophile, an oxidising agent and a reducing agent for example. It allows you to predict the reactivity that reagent is likely to have. E.g. an oxidising agent will react with oxidisable groups such as primary / secondary alcohols or aldehydes.
    You're really smart!
 
 
 
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