Question

# Which of the following is the reducing agent in ZnO(s)+C(s)⟶Zn(s)+CO(g) None of these

Solution

## The correct option is C A reducing agent or reductant is a substance which supplies hydrogen or any other electropositive element or removes oxygen or any other electronegative element. Alternatively, a reducing agent is that substance which itself undergoes oxidation in a chemical reaction. Here ZnO is reduced to metallic Zn. C is oxidised ⟹ Thus it is the reducing agent here

Suggest corrections