Redox Memorization Tips

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Shadi_Keyvani_1D
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Redox Memorization Tips

Postby Shadi_Keyvani_1D » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:38 pm

What are some memorization tactics for knowing what is getting oxidized and whats getting reduced?

nick_pantoja_3G
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Re: Redox Memorization Tips

Postby nick_pantoja_3G » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:43 pm

To memorize what is getting oxidized and reduced.. follow the acronym LEO goes GER.
Loses
Electrons
Oxidized

Gains
Electrons
Reduction

This is important to get right because if you mix them up then the whole problem is incorrect.

Pauline Tze 3B
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Re: Redox Memorization Tips

Postby Pauline Tze 3B » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:57 pm

For cathodes and anodes, the UA Ashley recommended remembering consonants go with consonants and vowels go with vowels:

Cathode
Reduction

Anode
Oxidation

Dana_Tran_1L
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Re: Redox Memorization Tips

Postby Dana_Tran_1L » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:48 pm

I use "OILRIG" to help me memorize which is which. It stands for "Oxidation Is Loss" (in electrons) and "Reduction Is Gains" (in electrons).

Jamie Huang 1L
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Re: Redox Memorization Tips

Postby Jamie Huang 1L » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:48 pm

Another memorizing tip would be REDCAT, it's recommended by one of the TA's in the midterm review sessions, which stands for
REDuction
occurs
at
CAThodes
and vice versa.
HOPE THIS HELPS!


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