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The choice of a reducing agent in a particular case depends on thermodynamic factor. How far do you agree with this statement? Support your opinion with two examples.

6.23 The choice of a reducing agent in a particular case depends on thermodynamic factor. How far do you agree with this statement? Support your opinion with two examples.

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M manish


From the graph we can observe that, a mtal oxide can reduce the oxide of other metals,if the \Delta_f G of the first oxide is more than the second oxide.
example- Mg can reduce ZnO to Zn but Zn cannot reduce MgO because  \Delta_f G of  MgO from Mg is more negative.

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