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Redox equation reduction oxidation reducing agent oxidizing agent

Chemistry Redox Equations

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Reduction-oxidation (redox) reactions are very important types of reactions in chemistry, whether involving inorganic, organic, or biochemical species. In a redox reaction, electrons are transferred from one atom to another. The species that is reduced gains electrons and the species that is oxidized loses electrons. The reducing agent is the species that causes reduction and is itself oxidized. The oxidizing agent is the species that causes oxidation and is itself reduced.
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