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displacement reaction
A reaction in which a more reactive element displaces a less reactive element from an aqueous solution of the latter’s ions.
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disproportionation
The oxidation and reduction of the same element in a redox reaction.
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oxidising agent
A reagent that oxidises (takes electrons from) another species.
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reducing agent
A reagent that reduces (adds electron to) another species.
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reduction
Gain of electrons or a decrease in oxidation number.
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The oxidation and reduction of the same element in a redox reaction.

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disproportionation

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A reagent that oxidises (takes electrons from) another species.

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A reagent that reduces (adds electron to) another species.

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Gain of electrons or a decrease in oxidation number.

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