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H2S acts only as reducing agent while SO2 can act both as a reducing agent and oxidising agent. Explain ?

H2S acts only as reducing agent while SO2 can act both as a reducing agent and oxidising agent. Explain ?

Grade:12

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Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
6 years ago
Hello Student
In H2S the oxidation state of sulphur is -2 so it can lose electrons to attain +4 and +6 oxidation state but it can not gain the electrons. Therefore, H2S act as reducing agent only.

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