OIL RIG

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charleejohnson1L
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OIL RIG

Postby charleejohnson1L » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:11 am

For those of us who doesn't understand LEO GER, I'm here to offer another acronym that I learned in high school that I find easier to remember: OIL RIG. Oxidation Is Loss, Reduction Is Gain. Happy balancing! :)

Kishan Shah 2G
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Re: OIL RIG

Postby Kishan Shah 2G » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:14 am

Yeah thats another good way. I may just end up using it!

Shail Avasthi 2C
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Re: OIL RIG

Postby Shail Avasthi 2C » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:07 pm

This is the one I learned for AP chem

the RED CAT LEO says GRR at AN OX
RED CAT: reduction occurs at the cathode
LEO: loss of electrons is oxidation
GRR: gain of electrons is reduction
AN OX: oxidation occurs at the anode

Brian J Cheng 1I
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Re: OIL RIG

Postby Brian J Cheng 1I » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:23 pm

OR you could think of it in terms of positive charge as follows:

REDUCING the positive charge == gaining electrons
OXIDIZING the charge == losing electrons to the addition of an Oxygen (this may not be correct, but is still helpful in remembering it nonetheless)

Sam McNeill 1E
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Re: OIL RIG

Postby Sam McNeill 1E » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:09 pm

A little bit less fun, but you can also remember that Anode and Oxidation both start with vowels, so they are paired and Reduction and Cathode with start with consonants so they are paired.


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