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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 pm
In nature, are things more commonly reduced or oxidized? or is it an equal occurrence?
Posted: 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!
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:15 pm
Reduction and oxidation occur together. This is why they are called redox reactions.
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Redox is just a shorter way to abbreviate reduction and oxidation
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.