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Is benzoic acid oxidized or reduced in the above reaction? Explain. 

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Oxidation is defined a process involving the loss of electrons from a species during a chemical reaction. It can also be defined as the addition of oxygen atoms or removal of hydrogen atoms in a species during a chemical reaction.

Reduction is defined a process involving the gain of electrons from a species during a chemical reaction. It can also be defined as the addition of hydrogen atoms or removal of oxygen atoms in a species during a chemical reaction.

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In the given reaction of the conversion of benzoic acid into benzyl alcohol, there occurs the addition of hydrogen atom...

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