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    I don't understand why a single Iodine ion is a better reducing agent than a Iodine molecule. I know that a better reducing agent means the agent has to be more likely looses electrons. So why is the ion more likely to loose electrons than the molecule?
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    (Original post by TheAdviser101)
    I don't understand why a single Iodine ion is a better reducing agent than a Iodine molecule. I know that a better reducing agent means the agent has to be more likely looses electrons. So why is the ion more likely to loose electrons than the molecule?
    The ion already has an extra electron that can be lost, the atoms in the molecule do not.
 
 
 
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