Reducing-agent Sentence Examples
Charcoal is used as a fuel and as a reducing agent in metallurgical processes.
In many cases it acts as a reducing agent (when used in the presence of acids); thus, permanganates are reduced to manganous salts, iodates are reduced with liberation of iodine, &c., 2KMnO 4 + 550 2 + 2H 2 0 = K 2 SO 4 + 2MnSO 4 + 2H 2 SO 4; 2K103+ 550 2 + 4H 2 O =1 3 + 2KHSO 4 + 3H2S04.
It behaves as a reducing agent.
It is a powerful reducing agent.
It is a white solid, which readily decomposes water in the cold and behaves as a strong reducing agent.
Potassium ferrous oxalate, FeK2(C204)2 H20, is a strong reducing agent and is used as a photographic developer.
It is stable ir, dry air, but is easily oxidized when fused, in which condition it is a powerful reducing agent.
Chromous chloride, CrC1 2, is prepared by reducing chromic chloride in hydrogen; it forms white silky needles, which dissolve in water giving a deep blue solution, which rapidly absorbs oxygen, forming basic chromic salts, and acts as a very strong reducing agent.
Dewar and Jones suggest that in the latter reaction it is the metallic nickel which is probably the reducing agent effecting the change, since it is only dissolved in any quantity when the anthracene hydrocarbon is produced.
It is a strong reducing agent.Advertisement
It is found that if the inoculation be made deep down in a solid medium, growth of an anaerobic organism will take place, especially if the medium contains some reducing agent such as glucose.
It is decomposed by heat, burns with a blue flame, and behaves as a reducing agent.
It oxidizes slowly in air, and is a reducing agent.
Ignoring processes of oxidation or reduction simply brought about by heat or some other form of energy, we may regard an oxidizing agent as a substance having a strong affinity for electro-positive atoms or groups, and a reducing agent as having a strong affinity for electro-negative atoms or groups; in the actual processes the oxidizing agent suffers reduction and the reducing agent oxidation.
The preparation of the reducing agent proved to be very capricious.Advertisement
To achieve this standards, small amounts of a reducing agent are added where necessary to control the quantity of soluble chromium.
However, NaBH 4 isn't a strong enough reducing agent to reduce nitriles.