Oxidization

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Anokhi Patel 2B
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Oxidization

Postby Anokhi Patel 2B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:34 am

What does it mean to oxidize a compound?

Julie_Reyes1B
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Re: Oxidization

Postby Julie_Reyes1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:04 am

A compound is "oxidized" when its oxidation state increases due to a reaction with an oxidizing agent. The compound will lose electrons in order to become oxidized. This process is called a redox reaction. I don't think we will learn these terms formally until Chem 14B, however :)


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