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.


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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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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