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Nature

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 pm
by Ryan Neis 2L
In nature, are things more commonly reduced or oxidized? or is it an equal occurrence?

Re: Nature

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:26 pm
by Emily Oren 3C
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!

Re: Nature

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:15 pm
by Annalise Eder 2L
Reduction and oxidation occur together. This is why they are called redox reactions.

Re: Nature

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:13 pm
by Karissa Newberry
Redox is just a shorter way to abbreviate reduction and oxidation

Re: Nature

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:06 am
by Sophia Kim 1C
I think that they occur together because when there is a oxidation there is a reduction and vice versa.

Re: Nature

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:09 am
by Luke Bricca 1H
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.