Asked Oct 27, 2019

what is reduction and oxidation?


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Step 1

Oxidation and reduction can be defined using any of the following points :


Oxidation is a process where a substance

  • Loses one or more electrons
  • Gains an oxygen atom or electronegative atoms
  • Loses a hydrogen atom or electropositive atoms
  • There is an increase in its oxidation number
Step 2

Reduction is a process where a substance

  • Gains one or more electrons
  • Loses an oxygen atom or electronegative atoms
  • Gains a hydr...

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