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What are oxidizing agents?



Oxidizing agents are the one which remove hydrogen atoms or add oxygen atoms  from the other compound. These substances gain electrons and themselves undergo reduction .

E.g. Halogens, potassium nitrate , alkaline potassium permanganate or acidified potassium dichromate etc. 

For example ,

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