Chemistry - oxidising agentWatch
Explain, in terms of electron transfer, why bromine is the oxidant (oxidising agent) in this reaction
Okay so the oxidation state of bromine went from 0 to -2 whereas the oxidation state of sulfur went from -2 to 0. Therefore, bromine is the oxidising agent because it’s the one being reduced and accepts electrons
Each bromine atom changed from 0 to -1.