Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 20 - Oxidation-Reduction Reactions - 20.1 The Meaning of Oxidation and Reduction - 20.1 Lesson Check: 4

Answer

Oxidation is the loss of electrons while reduction is the gain of electrons. A helpful mnemonic device is LEO the says GER, representing Loss of Electrons - Oxidation, and Gain of Electrons - Reduction.

Work Step by Step

Oxidation is the loss of electrons while reduction is the gain of electrons. A helpful mnemonic device is LEO the says GER, representing Loss of Electrons - Oxidation, and Gain of Electrons - Reduction.
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