For the following reaction
assign oxidation states to each element on each side of the equation.
Which element is oxidized?
Which element is reduced?
K +1 +1
Cl +5 -1
O -2 0
As oxidation number of O increases from -2 to zero .so Oxygen is oxidised
As oxidation number of Cl decreases
from +5 to -1 .so Cl is reduced
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