10 Redox reaction

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Define oxidation
A reaction where an atom or group of atoms lose electrons
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What is an oxidising agent?
A species which accepts electrons. It removes electrons from another species
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Define oxidation state (aka oxidation number)
The number of electrons lost or gained by an atom in a compound compared to the uncombined atom
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Define reduction
A reaction in which an atom or group of atoms gain electrons
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What is a reducing agent?
A species which donates electrons. It adds electrons to another species
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What is a redox reaction?
A reaction in which electrons are transferred from one species to another
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What is disproportionation?
A redox reaction where there is simultaneous oxidation and reduction of the same species
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What is an oxidising agent?

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A species which accepts electrons. It removes electrons from another species

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Define oxidation state (aka oxidation number)

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Define reduction

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What is a reducing agent?

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