Q. 34.0( 5 Votes )

Which is the reducing agent in the following reaction?

MnO2(s) + 4HCl (aq) MnCl2(s) + 2H2O(ℓ) + Cl2(ℓ)
A. MnO2(s)

B. HCl(aq)

C. MnCl2(s)

D. Cl2(g)

Answer :

HCl is oxidized by gaining oxygen atoms. Thus, HCl is a reducing agent as it undergoes oxidation.

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