The reaction for the combustion of acetylene is shown. Explain why this reaction is a redox reaction by identifying the oxidation numbers that change, what is oxidized, what is reduced, and what happens to the electrons during the reaction. 2C2H2 + 5O2 → 4CO2 + 2H2O

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Answered by admin AT 18/04/2020 - 06:55 PM

2С⁻¹₂Н₂ + 5O⁰₂ → 4C⁺⁴O⁻²₂ + 2Н₂О⁻²

the oxidation process:
С⁻¹ - 5e⁻ = C⁺⁴   carbon is the reducing agent

the reduction process:
O⁰₂ + 4e⁻ = 2O⁻²   oxygen is the oxidizer
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