acronym for reduction

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Jack Papciak 2F
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acronym for reduction

Postby Jack Papciak 2F » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:57 pm

I know that "LEO" is an acronym for oxidation reactions, but is there an acronym for reduction reactions?

Grace Boyd 2F
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Re: acronym for reduction

Postby Grace Boyd 2F » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:02 pm

GER: Gain Electrons Reduction. This pairs great with LEO, Loss Electrons Oxidation. "LEO GER" sounds like Leo, a lion, grrring!

Guadalupe T 1E
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Re: acronym for reduction

Postby Guadalupe T 1E » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:28 pm

You can also use "OIL RIG"
Oxidation Is Losing (e-)
Reduction Is Gaining (e-)

Nicole Anisgard Parra 2H
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Re: acronym for reduction

Postby Nicole Anisgard Parra 2H » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:07 pm

On a related note, to remember where oxidation and reduction occur on a battery model, you can remember that oxidation occurs on the anode (An OX, like the animal), and reduction occurs on the cathode (RED Cat) :)

Remi Lathrop 1G
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Re: acronym for reduction

Postby Remi Lathrop 1G » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 pm

As someone already mentioned "LEO the lion says GER" is a good way to remember that Losing Electrons = Oxidation and Gaining Electrons = Reduction!

Another helpful acronym for remembering which part of the redox reaction occurs at the cathode vs the anode is
"Red Cat" = REDuction occurs at the CAThode and "An Ox" = OXidation occurs at the Anode

Wayland Leung
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Re: acronym for reduction

Postby Wayland Leung » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:28 pm

OIL RIG is a good one to memorize the difference between oxidation and reduction. It is an abstract word that is easy to remember.


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