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    Read this:

    http://www.chemguide.co.uk/inorganic...finitions.html

    That's a piss poor question though. Could be written so much more clearly.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Read this:

    http://www.chemguide.co.uk/inorganic...finitions.html

    That's a piss poor question though. Could be written so much more clearly.
    Hi, what a speedy reply! Anyway, I get that an oxidising agent is a species that takes an electron from another species. So, I lost an electron and Cl gains one ...
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    (Original post by coconut64)
    Hi, what a speedy reply! Anyway, I get that an oxidising agent is a species that takes an electron from another species. So, I lost an electron and Cl gains one ...
    Took me a while to spot this: Read the question really really carefully, look for when they call something Iodide/Iodine or Chlorine/Chloride.

    This video goes through the mechanism:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h9dyda2QQs
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    (Original post by alow)
    Took me a while to spot this: Read the question really really carefully, look for when they call something Iodide/Iodine or Chlorine/Chloride.

    This video goes through the mechanism:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h9dyda2QQs

    I have thought about this for a while too, which is why I figured b can't be right as it is the chlorine atom that's reduced, not chloride. But A doesn't refer it as chloride though...
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    (Original post by coconut64)
    I have thought about this for a while too, which is why I figured b can't be right as it is the chlorine atom that's reduced, not chloride. But A doesn't refer it as chloride though...
    Iodide is oxidised by Chlorine which is why A isn't right.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Iodide is oxidised by Chlorine which is why A isn't right.
    That's really sneaky, thanks.
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    (Original post by coconut64)
    That's really sneaky, thanks.
    Yeah it is. I'm not a fan of whoever wrote that question.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Yeah it is. I'm not a fan of whoever wrote that question.
    Yeah, same. A lot of these questions will crop up in the new exam though sadly
 
 
 
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