difference between oxidation and reduction

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difference between oxidation and reduction

Postby 204929947 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:13 pm

can someone explain what the difference here is with an example, like if it goes from a +2 to a +4 what is it considered? oxidation or reduction???? I always get confused on how to know if its oxidation vs reduction.

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Re: difference between oxidation and reduction

Postby Nada AbouHaiba 1I » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:14 pm

That's considered oxidation! The way I like to tbhink about it is if the charge was REDUCED then it was REDUCTION

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Re: difference between oxidation and reduction

Postby Marcela Udave 1F » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:17 pm

Remember that when an atom gains an electron, its reduction and when it loses electrons its oxidation.

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Re: difference between oxidation and reduction

Postby Krista Mercado 1B » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:51 am

When the charge changes from +2 to +4, that means the atom has lost 2 electrons. Since there is a loss of electrons, this is an example of an oxidation reaction.

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Re: difference between oxidation and reduction

Postby 904914909 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:53 am

oxidation loses electrons so the charge becomes more positive, while reduction gains electrons so the charge becomes more negative

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Re: difference between oxidation and reduction

Postby Diana Bibireata 1B » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:03 pm

A loss of electrons is oxidation, a gain of electrons is reduction. If the charge increases then electrons were removed so it would be considered oxidation.

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Re: difference between oxidation and reduction

Postby KHuang1L » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:29 pm

Oxidation is the removing of electrons and reduction is the addition of electrons.

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Re: difference between oxidation and reduction

Postby Desiree1G » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:25 pm

OIL RIGS helps me remember that when Oxidation happens it Loses Electrons. When Reduction happens it Gains electrons. It is oxidation because it lost two electrons therefore increasing it's positive charge.

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Re: difference between oxidation and reduction

Postby Erin Kim 2G » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:28 pm

In oxidation, electrons are removed. This means that the charge becomes more positive. In reduction, electrons are added on. This means that the charge will become more negative. This scenario is oxidation because the element became more positive, thus lost electrons.


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