Organic Chemistry Practice Problems Oxidizing and Reducing Agents Practice Problems Solution: Which atoms in the following reaction undergo chan...

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Solution: Which atoms in the following reaction undergo changes in their oxidation state? Which atom is oxidized? Which one is reduced? 2CH3CH2OH + 2Na → 2CH3CH2ONa + H2  

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Which atoms in the following reaction undergo changes in their oxidation state? Which atom is oxidized? Which one is reduced?

2CH3CH2OH + 2Na → 2CH3CH2ONa + H2