Oxidation and Reduction

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What is oxidation?
The loss of electrons
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What is reduction?
The gain of electrons
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What is an oxidising agent?
It gets reduced itself as it accepts electrons to allow the other atom to be oxidised
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What is a reducing agent?
It gets oxidised itself by losing electrons allowing the other atom to become reduced
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What does an oxidation state show?
The charge an atom would have if it were completely ionic
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The oxidation number increases when...
The atom/ ion is oxidised
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What is the oxidation state of Hydrogen in H20?
+1
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What is the oxidation state of chlorine in ClO3-?
-2
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Does this equation represent oxidation or reduction: Mg--> Mg2+ +2e?-
Oxidation
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Does this equation represent oxidation or reduction: Ag+ +e- -->Ag
Reduction
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What is reduction?

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The gain of electrons

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What is an oxidising agent?

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What is a reducing agent?

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What does an oxidation state show?

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