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Various definitions of oxidation and reduction (redox) in terms of the transfer of oxygen, hydrogen and electrons. It also explains the terms oxidising agent and reducing agent.

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Oxidation and reduction in terms of oxygen transfe

Definitions ( OiG RiL)

  • Oxidation is gain of oxygen.

  • Reduction is loss of oxygen.

For example, in the extraction of iron from its ore:

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yorobun

Isn't it supposed to be OIL RIG where oxidation is loss of electrons and Reduction is gain?
I am just confused, sorry

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