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Which of the following statements is (are) true? Explain. (There may be more than one answer.)

a. Oxidation and reduction cannot occur independently of each other.

b. Oxidation and reduction accompany all chemical changes.

c. Oxidation and reduction describe the loss and gain of electron(s), respectively.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The true statements amongst the given are to be selected about oxidation and reduction process.

Concept Introduction:

The oxidation and reduction are defined by the loss and addition of electrons. The loss of electrons results in oxidation whereas addition of electrons results in reduction. The oxidation and reduction process complementary to each other.

Explanation

Reason for true statements: The electrons lost by the substance, being oxidized must be transferred to another atom or ion of another substance that gains electrons, being oxidized.

The oxidation and reduction are defined by the loss and addition of electrons. The loss of electrons results in oxidation whereas addition of electrons results in reduction...

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