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metals are oxidizing agents then why copper,gold and silver are reducing agents?

metals are oxidizing agents then why copper,gold and silver are reducing agents?

Grade:11

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Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
7 years ago
Hello Student
Metals are reducing agent and not oxidizing agents.
Metal release electrons and thus gets oxidize and reduces the other substances.
M\rightarrow M^n^+ +ne^-

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