Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 16 - Oxidation and Reduction - Exercises - Questions: 11

Answer

In a redox reaction, the atom that undergoes an increase in oxidation state is oxidized.

Work Step by Step

In a redox reaction, the atom that undergoes an decrease in oxidation state is reduced. Note that oxidation states change inversely to the number of electrons gained or lost.
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