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acronym for reduction

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:57 pm
by Jack Papciak 2F
I know that "LEO" is an acronym for oxidation reactions, but is there an acronym for reduction reactions?

Re: acronym for reduction

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:02 pm
by Grace Boyd 2F
GER: Gain Electrons Reduction. This pairs great with LEO, Loss Electrons Oxidation. "LEO GER" sounds like Leo, a lion, grrring!

Re: acronym for reduction

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:28 pm
by Guadalupe T 1E
You can also use "OIL RIG"
Oxidation Is Losing (e-)
Reduction Is Gaining (e-)

Re: acronym for reduction

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:07 pm
by Nicole Anisgard Parra 2H
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) :)

Re: acronym for reduction

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 pm
by Remi Lathrop 1G
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

Re: acronym for reduction

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:28 pm
by Wayland Leung
OIL RIG is a good one to memorize the difference between oxidation and reduction. It is an abstract word that is easy to remember.