Redox Reactions

What are Redox Reactions?

Also known as Oxidation-Reduction Reactions, Redox Reactions are the “transfer of electrons” between two species (atoms/molecules/ions that are combined)

An Example:

Fe(s) _ Cu+2(aq) –> Fe+2(aq) + Cu(s)


Oxidation happens when the oxidation number of one of the atoms becomes larger. Reduction happens when the oxidation number of an atom is becoming smaller.

The way that this relates to my life is it is what helps with electricity make making t computer devices work.

Redox Reactions

2Fe2O3(s) + 3C(s) —> 4Fe(s) + 3CO2(g)

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