Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 20 - Electrochemistry - Exercises - Page 900: 20.16a

Answer

This statement is false.

Work Step by Step

A reduction is a formal gain of electrons. While oxidation states are theoretical, a change in oxidation states in a redox reaction does indicate a real transfer of electrons.
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