Oxidation-reduction (Redox) reactions

We’re learning today- what redox reaction is as well as examples of it.

Redox (reduction-oxidation reaction) is a chemical reaction that occurs by exchanging electrons, atom oxidation states as well.

Redox (oxidation-reduction) Reaction:

Redox is the brief way to express the oxidation and reduction reactions at the same time As we know that the Oxidation and reduction reactions take place at the same time. The processes occur simultaneously. So normally they cannot happen independently of one another. Similar to the acid-base reaction. The word comes from the word Oxidation and Reduction. The portion Red is taken from Reduction, and another portion Ox is drawn from Oxidation. After that, the sections are added together to mention the reaction of Oxidation-Reduction at the same time.

Oxidation reduction

The oxidation reaction is the Reaction in which the electron(s) is released by a chemical species (Reduction agent) is called Oxidation Reaction (oxidation definition). The Reduction reaction is the Reaction in which the electron(s) is released by a chemical species (oxidation agent) is called Reduction Reaction (Reduction definition ).

Then, Redox reaction is the reaction (or oxidation-reduction) reaction is a type of chemical reaction that involves a transfer of electrons between two chemical species.

Examples of this reaction :
As an instance, oxygen from the atmosphere is reduced during wood combustion, acquiring the electrons of carbon which is being oxidized. This reaction is a faster process. The iron reacts to the oxygen in the air and produces rust. This reaction is a slow process.

2C + O2 = CO(Fire, Faster process)

4 Fe + 3 O2 + 6 H2O = 2 Fe2O3.3H2O (Rust, relatively slower process)

The reaction may happen comparatively slowly, as with rust, or faster, as with fire.

The Redox reactions can be balanced by using the ion-electron method. You can follow some Redox reaction balancing through the ion-electron method in our website just go the link by clicking here: Follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedin

Some other oxidation-reduction reactions

K2Cr2O7 + FeSO4 + H2SO4 = Cr2(SO4)3 + Fe2(SO4)3 + K2SO4 + H2O

FeSO4 + KMnO4 + H2SO4 = Fe2(SO4)3 + MnSO4 + H2O + K2SO4

NaCl + KMnO4 + H2SO4 = Cl2 + MnSO4 + Na2SO4 + K2SO4 + H2O


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