Manganese dioxide when reacts with hydrochloric acid forms Manganese chloride, water andPage 3 of 15

chlorine. (a) Express the above reaction in the form of a balanced chemical equation. (b) Identify (i) reducing agent, (ii) oxidising agent

a) MnO2 + 4HCl  MnCl2 + Cl2 + 2H2O

​b) (i) Reducing agent- HCl 
Since it reduces MnO2 by taking oxygen atoms from it.

(ii) Oxidising agent- MnO2
Since it oxidises HCl to Cl2 which loses the hydrogen atom.

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