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Chemistry 621A - Ch 20 - Oxidation & Reduction Reactions
A process that involves complete or partial loss of electrons or a gain of oxygen; it results in an increase in the oxidation number of an ion
A reaction that involves the transfer of electrons between reactants
The substance in a redox reaction that accepts electrons; in the reaction, the oxidizing agent is reduced.
Another name for an oxidation-reduction reaction
the substance in a redox reaction that donates electrons; in the reaction, the reducing agent is oxidized
A process that involves a complete or partial gain of electrons or the loss of oxygen; it results in a decrease in the oxidation numbers of an atom.
A positive or negative number assigned to an atom to indicate its degree of oxidation or reduction; the oxidation number of an uncombined element is zero
A method a balancing a redox equation by comparing the increases and decreases in oxidation numbers.