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memory trick  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:41 am
by Kim
I'm not sure if this helps anyone but it helps me so I figured I'd share:
the anode is on the left and is where oxidation takes place while the cathode is on the right and it's where reduction takes place. all the words relating to the anode side come before alphabetically those on the cathode side:
Anode vs Cathode (A comes before C)
Oxidation vs Reduction (O comes before R)
Left vs Right (L comes before R)

so it's (sort of) alphabetical!

Re: memory trick

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:32 am
by Julia Nakamura 2D
I actually noticed that too while looking over the course reader, and I think it's an awesome memory trick. Thanks for sharing that with everyone!

Re: memory trick

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:42 pm
by angelicapayne
I really like that trick, thanks so much! Another "trick" I've heard of is OIL RIG in trying to remember the loss/ gain of electrons for oxidation and reduction: OIL = "oxidation is losing", RIG = "reduction is gaining"

Re: memory trick

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:14 pm
by Amber Duong 1B
Another trick for memorizing oxidation and reduction reactions is "LEO says GER". LEO- Losing Electrons Oxidation, GER- Gaining Electrons Reduction. Hope it helps!