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Which one acts as both oxidising as well as reducing agent?


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HNO3

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HNO2

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H2SO4

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HCl

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Solution

The correct option is B

HNO2


In HNO2 , Oxidation number of nitrogen is +3 .So, it can easily increase or decrease its oxidation state.Thus it acts both as an oxidising and reducing agent.


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