how do we know if reduction takes place or oxidation pls answer

Asked by naveen.mohandas | 15th Jun, 2009, 09:38: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Oxidation describes the loss of electrons / hydrogen or gain of oxygen / increase in oxidation state by a molecule, atom or ion.
  • Reduction describes the gain of electrons / hydrogen or a loss of oxygen / decrease in oxidation state by a molecule, atom or ion.

Answered by  | 16th Jun, 2009, 09:39: AM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.