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Identifying Reaction Types
A redox reaction occurs when a change in an atom's oxidation number occurs. What's the difference between an atom being 'oxidized' and 'reduced'?
Study Tip: OIL RIG is a way to remember the difference between the two reduction processes.
...................Oxidation Is Loss Reduction Is Gain
Describe the reasoning that a single-replacement is a redox reaction.
Remember: If all atoms involved in the reaction have oxidation numbers that remain constant, the reaction is not considered a redox reaction.
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