Reduction and Oxidation

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Ryan Neis 2L
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Reduction and Oxidation

Postby Ryan Neis 2L » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:17 pm

When an oxidation of an element increases is it oxidized or reduced?

Marina Georgies 1C
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Re: Reduction and Oxidation

Postby Marina Georgies 1C » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 pm

I assume you mean oxidation number/state. When it increases, the element is being oxidized, and when it decreases, reduced.

Emily Oren 3C
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Re: Reduction and Oxidation

Postby Emily Oren 3C » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:22 pm

When the oxidation number increases, it is being oxidized, and if the oxidation number decreases, it is being reduced.

KayleeMcCord1F
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Re: Reduction and Oxidation

Postby KayleeMcCord1F » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:47 pm

Is it necessary to memorize the oxidation numbers for some elements?

Gevork 2E
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Re: Reduction and Oxidation

Postby Gevork 2E » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:12 pm

KayleeMcCord1F wrote:Is it necessary to memorize the oxidation numbers for some elements?


I think that is useful to know the most common elements that we are going to be seeing. I think it will help in general with the material, and might help to solve problems faster. I wouldn't worry too much about it though.


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