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By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • define the terms oxidising and reducing agents EXTENDED
  •  explain why some substances are strong oxidising agents and why some are strong reducing agents and give examples EXTENDED
  • describe and explain the test for reducing agents using potassium manganate(VII) or potassium dichromate(VI)EXTENDED
  • describe and explain the test for oxidising agents using potassium iodide EXTENDED