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Thu September 10, 2009 By: Aditi Rukhaiyar

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

Expert Reply
Fri September 11, 2009

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

 

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