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What is a redox reaction?

A reaction where reduction and oxidation happen at the same time

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What is reduction?

When oxygen is lost from a substance

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What is oxidation?

When oxygen is gained by a substance

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What is a reducing agent?

A substance that causes another substance to lose oxygen

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What is an oxidising agent?

A substance that causes another substance to gain oxygen

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In terms of electrons, what is reduction?

The gain of electrons

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In terms of electrons, what is oxidation?

The loss of electrons

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Does there need to be oxygen in a redox reaction?

No