Pneumonic Device

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Ryan Cerny 3I
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Pneumonic Device

Postby Ryan Cerny 3I » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:32 pm

Here is a useful pneumonic device to help you associate reduction with gaining electrons and oxidation with losing electrons:

Reduction--> reducing (positive) charge (therefore e-s must be gained in the process)

Therefore, Oxidation--> loses e-s (by process of elimination)

Armo_Derbarsegian_3K
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Re: Pneumonic Device

Postby Armo_Derbarsegian_3K » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:17 pm

also LEO GER

Lose electrons oxidized

Gain electrons reduced

deantuazon2G
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Re: Pneumonic Device

Postby deantuazon2G » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:37 pm

The mnemonic device I always used was OIL RIG

OIL = Oxidation is loss [of electrons]
RIG = Reduction is gain [of electrons]

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Re: Pneumonic Device

Postby regina_ho_3A » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:05 pm

Also
Red Cat- Reduction at the Cathode
An Ox- Oxidation at the anode


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