Answer :

(i) The product of this reaction is – MgCl2

(ii) The balanced equation for the complete reaction is : -


Mg(s) + Cl2(g) MgCl2(s)


(iii) In this reaction magnesium is the element which is being oxidised as it is losing two electrons and gets converted to a stable cation Mg2+.


(iv) In this reaction chlorine is the element which is getting reduced as the two chlorine atoms accepts one electron each and gets convert into anion Cl-.


(v) Reduction part of the reaction is : -


2Cl + 2e- 2Cl-


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