Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 4 - Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry - Review Questions - Page 179: 9


Oxidation is the increase in oxidation state where a compound gains electrons. Reduction is the decrease in oxidation state where a compound loses electrons. The oxidizing agent is the compound which gains electrons. The reducing agent is the compound which loses electrons.

Work Step by Step

We can determine if a reaction if redox if there is a transfer of electrons or differences in oxidation states.
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