Wednesday, 15 May 2013

2.33 understand the terms redox, oxidising agent, reducing agent

In a redox reaction, a more reactive metal gains an oxygen from a less reactive metal which looses it.
i.e. a more reactive metal is oxidised and a less reactive metal is reduced.

The reducing agent is the more reactive metal which reduces the other metal.
The oxidising agent is the less reactive metal which allows the other metal to be oxidised.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for these blogs they are so helpful! Just wanted to say it's spelt LOSING not LOOSING. Sorry for the OCD haha

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  5. Hi. Isn't a redox reaction where electrons are exchanged between reactants?

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  6. I love your blogs, they're so so helpful. I just wanted to say that the more reactive metal gains an electron, not an oxygen. Thanks again for these amazing blogs!

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  7. This is AWESOME and VERY HELPFUL!!!! Thank you!!!

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  9. so is the more reactive metal in the reaction reduced or oxidised?

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    1. the more reactive metal always gains the oxygen so it is oxidised. hope that helps :)

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