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. Reduction may be described as a(n) of electrons or

as a decrease in _________

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Reduction may be described as a (n) ___of electrons or as a decrease in____.

Concept Introduction:

Reduction is the opposite of oxidation where in a chemical reaction hydrogen is added and oxygen is removed from a compound.

Explanation

The process in which gain of one or more electrons or loss of oxygen atom takes place is known as reduction. In reduction reaction, the molecule is being reduced, as one molecule is reduced whereas other molecule is oxidized. The reaction in which both oxidation and reduction occurs that reaction is known as redox reaction.

For an example:

Reduction half reaction:

Fe2++eFe+

In above reaction, iron gain one electron and oxidation state of iron decreases, thus reduction occurs

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