Flashcards in C3.3.1 - Redox Reactions Deck (8)
What is a redox reaction?
A reaction where reduction and oxidation happen at the same time
What is reduction?
When oxygen is lost from a substance
What is oxidation?
When oxygen is gained by a substance
What is a reducing agent?
A substance that causes another substance to lose oxygen
What is an oxidising agent?
A substance that causes another substance to gain oxygen
In terms of electrons, what is reduction?
The gain of electrons
In terms of electrons, what is oxidation?
The loss of electrons