Oxidation & Reduction Reactions in the Metabolism: Process & Significance


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_____ involve the gain of electrons, while _____ involves the loss of electrons. These processes are referred to collectively as _____.

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1. If a food molecule lost an electron, what happened to it?

2. Redox reactions explain how we get energy from the foods we eat. They are also a good way to understand the process of oxidizing food molecules to make energy. This process is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of oxidation and reduction reactions in the metabolism. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include cellular respiration and electrons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Reactions that gain electrons
  • Food molecules that lose electrons
  • How oxidizing food molecules make energy
  • Term used to describe a series of compounds that pass electrons from one to another in cellular respiration

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from oxidation and reduction reactions in the metabolism lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about food molecules that lose electrons
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the way in which molecules make energy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the gain of electrons

Additional Learning

To learn more about oxidation and reduction reactions in the metabolism, review the corresponding lesson named Oxidation & Reduction Reactions in the Metabolism: Process & Significance. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify ATP
  • Understand metabolism and redox reactions
  • Contrast and compare oxidation reactions and reduction reactions
  • Define Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain