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Ryan Neis 2L
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Postby Ryan Neis 2L » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 pm

In nature, are things more commonly reduced or oxidized? or is it an equal occurrence?

Emily Oren 3C
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Re: Nature

Postby Emily Oren 3C » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:26 pm

In nature, and in the lab, all redox reactions involve both oxidation and reduction. This is due to the conservation of electrons. They have to go somewhere!

Annalise Eder 2L
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Re: Nature

Postby Annalise Eder 2L » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:15 pm

Reduction and oxidation occur together. This is why they are called redox reactions.

Karissa Newberry
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Re: Nature

Postby Karissa Newberry » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:13 pm

Redox is just a shorter way to abbreviate reduction and oxidation

Sophia Kim 1C
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Re: Nature

Postby Sophia Kim 1C » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:06 am

I think that they occur together because when there is a oxidation there is a reduction and vice versa.

Luke Bricca 1H
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Re: Nature

Postby Luke Bricca 1H » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:09 am

Specifically, the concept of "reaction coupling" is found often in nature where processes such as the oxidation of ATP drive other processes that require reduction within the body. In these cases, the oxidation reaction provides the energy required for the reduction reaction.

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