What is Redox Reaction?Explain with an example.

Asked by Abhishek Pandharipande | 18th Aug, 2010, 02:47: PM

Expert Answer:

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

Answered by  | 18th Aug, 2010, 05:30: PM

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