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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.
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.
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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