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Redox Memorization Tips

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:38 pm
by Shadi_Keyvani_1D
What are some memorization tactics for knowing what is getting oxidized and whats getting reduced?

Re: Redox Memorization Tips

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:43 pm
by nick_pantoja_3G
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.

Re: Redox Memorization Tips

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:57 pm
by Pauline Tze 3B
For cathodes and anodes, the UA Ashley recommended remembering consonants go with consonants and vowels go with vowels:

Cathode
Reduction

Anode
Oxidation

Re: Redox Memorization Tips

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:48 pm
by Dana_Tran_1L
I use "OILRIG" to help me memorize which is which. It stands for "Oxidation Is Loss" (in electrons) and "Reduction Is Gains" (in electrons).

Re: Redox Memorization Tips

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:48 pm
by Jamie Huang 1L
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!