Identify the reducing agent in the following reaction: Zn + CuSO4 → ZnSO4 + Cu

Identify the reducing agent in the following reaction:
Zn + CuSO4 → ZnSO4 + Cu
A. Cu
B. Zn
C. ZnSO4
D. CuSO4

Correct Option: Answer is B
The reducing agent is the species that undergoes oxidation and causes the reduction of another species. In this reaction, zinc (Zn) is being oxidized to form zinc sulfate (ZnSO44) while reducing copper sulfate (CuSO44) to copper (Cu).

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