Helpful acronym for Redox Rxns

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Helpful acronym for Redox Rxns

Postby Hannah Yates 1K » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:24 am

Hello, as I was studying Redox reactions, I found an acronym that I found very helpful when thinking about the movement of electrons!
It’s OIL RIG!
Oxidation is Loss (of electrons)
Reduction is Gain (of electrons)
Hope this helps everyone!!!

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Re: Helpful acronym for Redox Rxns

Postby ian_haliburton_1f » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:55 am

Going off of this, I was previously taught another set of acronyms for redox reactions.

LEO says GER
(Loss of Electrons-Oxidation), (Gain of electrons-reduction)
The professor already introduced the LEO part, but I feel like the GER (like the lions roar) goes with it nicely.

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Re: Helpful acronym for Redox Rxns

Postby Nina Do 4L » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:49 pm

Thank you for this creative mnemonic!


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