Introduction to Redox Reactions One of the most important types of reactions and the focus of this chapter is the Reduction-Oxidation reaction more commonly known as Redox Reactions. Redox reactions are simultaneously reactions in which both oxidation and reduction occurs at the same time. Understanding the principles of redox reactions enable chemists to use them…

# Tag: Oxidation and Reduction

## Calculating oxidation number

Calculating oxidation number In the previous section we learned of instances in which oxidation and reduction occur. From this, we know that oxidation occurs when the oxidation number increases and reduction occurs when the oxidation number decreases or reduces. We tend to calculate the oxidation state in the instances when we cannot directly tell if…

## Redox Equation and Half equation

Redox Equation and Half equation 2Mg+ O2 → 2MgO 0 0 +2 -2 The diagram above shows that Mg to Mg 2+ is oxidation (reducing agent) O2 to O2– reduction occurs (oxidizing agent) Half equation Some reactions maybe written in 2 halves (the oxidation half and the reduction half). The 2 parts are called the…