Redox Reactions

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Johnathan Smith 1D
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Redox Reactions

Postby Johnathan Smith 1D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:42 pm

I did not make it to lecture on Friday so I am confused as to what a redox reaction is. Can someone explain it to me?

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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Maggie Eberhardt - 2H » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:44 pm

a redox reaction is a combination of a reduction reaction and an oxidation reaction

Amanda Mei 1B
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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Amanda Mei 1B » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:49 pm

Redox reactions are also known as oxidation-reduction reactions because both oxidation and reduction occur, in two half-reactions. Electrons are transferred between species, changing the species' oxidation numbers.

Johnathan Smith 1D
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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Johnathan Smith 1D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:50 pm

What is the difference between the two reactions?

Mitchell Koss 4G
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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Mitchell Koss 4G » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:57 pm

Oxidation is e- loss, reduction is e- gain (OIL RIG)

Maggie Eberhardt - 2H
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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Maggie Eberhardt - 2H » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:58 pm

oxidation is the loss of electrons by a molecule and reduction is the gain of electrons

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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Johnathan Smith 1D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:58 pm

Thanks. Alo why is it "better" to split the reactions into half reactions?

Maria Poblete 2C
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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Maria Poblete 2C » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:00 pm

A redox reaction is a reaction that includes both a reduction and oxidation reaction. They can be separated into two half reactions: one oxidation and one reduction reaction. An oxidation reaction involves the loss of electrons, and reduction involves gaining electrons. I think that splitting the two into half reactions just makes it easier to visualize and understand, compared to looking at the big picture.

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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Anna Chen 1K » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:03 pm

A redox reaction is a reaction where both reduction and oxidation occur, also known as two half reactions. Oxidation involves the loss of electrons, whereas reduction involves gaining electrons.

Johnathan Smith 1D
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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Johnathan Smith 1D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:04 pm

Thanks. That makes a lot of sense!

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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby Shivam Rana 1D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:04 pm

A redox reaction is any reaction in which the oxidation numbers of an atom is changed by the transfer of electrons.

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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby SimranSangha4I » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:19 pm

In an oxidation reaction, an electron is lost. In a reduction reaction, an electron is gained.

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Re: Redox Reactions

Postby 205150314 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:45 pm

oxidation and reduction reactions.
Reduction is when you gain an electron and rOxidation is when you lose one


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