What is Oxidation and Reduction? With examples.

Asked by lb2010 | 11th May, 2010, 10:49: PM

Expert Answer:

Oxidation is a reaction in which addition of oxygen or removal of hydrogen takes place.

Reduction is a reaction in which removal of oxygen or addition of hydrogen takes place.

ZnO + C Zn +CO

In this reaction ZnO to Zn is a reduction reaction since O is being removed from ZnO..

C to CO is an oxidationr eaction since O is being added to C

Answered by  | 12th May, 2010, 09:52: AM

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