Redox reactions

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Oxidation-­‐reduction (redox) reactions At different times, oxidation and reduction (redox) have had different, but complimentary, definitions.

Compare the following definitions:

Oxidation is: Reduction is:

•Gaining oxygen •Losing oxygen

•Losing hydrogen •Gaining hydrogen

•Losing electrons (+ charge increases) •Gaining electrons (+ charge decreases)