How to find redox reaction?
Asked by bhuvaneswari5781 | 18th May, 2020, 11:13: AM
A chemical reaction in which loss of electrons and gain of electrons occur simultaneously is called a redox reaction.
In this reaction, hydrogen acts as a reducing agent and reduces copper oxide to copper. This is a reduction reaction.
Reduction: Cu+2 + 2e−→ Cu
Simultaneously, copper oxide acts as an oxidising agent and oxidises hydrogen to water. This is an oxidation reaction.
Oxidation: 2H - 2e− → 2H+
There is one more way a reaction called redox is as follows:
Redox reactions: Redox reactions are those reactions in which both oxidation and reduction occur.
Oxidation - involves the loss of hydrogen OR gain of oxygen
Reduction - involves the gain of hydrogen OR loss of oxygen
ZnO + C → Zn +CO
In this reaction, zinc oxide is reduced to zinc and Carbon is oxidized to carbon monoxide
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