Remember Oxidation vs. Reduction

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Shrita Pendekanti 4B
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Remember Oxidation vs. Reduction

Postby Shrita Pendekanti 4B » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:34 am

Just thought I'd share this helpful way to remember how to distinguish oxidation from reduction: OIL RIG

Oxidation
Is
Loss (of electrons)

Reduction
Is
Gain (of electrons)

:)

VivianYang2A
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Re: Remember Oxidation vs. Reduction

Postby VivianYang2A » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:50 am

Thanks :)

If anyone finds this acronym easier though, this is another way to remember "LEO says GER":
Lose Electron Oxidation
Gain Electron Reduction


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