Please explain Redox reaction in terms of loss ang gain of electrons

Asked by Bruno1 | 10th Sep, 2009, 05:58: PM

Expert Answer:

Those reactions in which a substance loses electrons and gets oxidised is called an oxidation reaction.

Example: CaCa2+ + 2e-

Those reactions in which a substance gains electrons and gets reduced is called a reduction reaction.

Example: Ca2+ + 2e-Ca

 

Answered by  | 11th Sep, 2009, 09:21: AM

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