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Solution: Rank these species by their ability to act as an oxidizing agent. Au3+, Ca2+, Pb2+, Fe2+

Problem

Rank these species by their ability to act as an oxidizing agent. 

Au3+, Ca2+, Pb2+, Fe2+

Solution
  • We can use the standard potential table to determine which will appear to be the better oxidizing agent

  • Remember that oxidizing agent is the one that is being reduced (gains electrons)

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