A reduction-oxidation reaction or redox reaction is a chemical reaction during which the oxidation state of two or more of the reactants change. Note that the word “oxidation” in this context has nothing to do with oxidation in the sense of combining with oxygen. Most redox reactions do not involve oxygen at all.
The oxidation state of an atom or ion can be thought of as its electrical charge. In simple terms, a neutral atom is in oxidation state 0. An ion with a positive charge has a positive oxidation state overall (although one or more of the component atoms in that ion may have nonpositive ...
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