PDST Chemistry - Oxidation and Reduction 2

A set of flash cards based on section 1.5 of the Leaving Cert chemistry syllabus.
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Electron loss
Oxidation in terms of electrons
Electron gain
Reduction in terms of electrons
Reduction of Copper
Process taking place
Oxidation of Zinc
Process taking place
Reduction of Zinc
Process taking place
Oxidising agent
A substance that allows oxidation to occur by the substance gaining electrons
Reducing agent
A substance that allows reduction to occur by the substance losing electrons
Fluorine
Strongest oxidising agent
Electrolyte
Substance that conducts electricity when dissolved in water, or in the molten state
Electrolysis
The breaking up of a substance by passing a current through its aqueous solution or molten state
Oxidation
Process occurring at the anode during electrolysis
Reduction
Process occurring at the cathode during electrolysis
Hydrogen
Gas formed at the negative electrode during the electrolysis of water
Oxygen
Gas formed at the positive electrode during the electrolysis of water
Halogens
A group of good oxidising agents