What is Oxidation? - Definition, Process & Examples


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Which statement best defines oxidation?

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1. What is best meant by the phrase easily oxidized?

2. Generally speaking, what happens in an oxidation-reduction or redox reaction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will examine what you know about oxidation's definition, what 'easily oxidized' means, the definition of oxidation-reduction, examples of oxidation, and the relationship between positive charges and oxidized atoms or compounds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this practice, you will be more specifically tested on:

  • Why oxidized atoms and compounds are represented with a positive charge
  • Examples of oxidation
  • What happens in an oxidation-reduction/redox reaction
  • The term 'easily oxidized'
  • Oxidation's definition

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding oxidation in everyday life
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the processes and examples of oxidation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding chemical changes and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about oxidation? Study our associated lesson titled, What is Oxidation? - Definition, Process & Examples. This tutorial will further your knowledge of:

  • The process of oxidation
  • What oxidation is
  • Examples of this process
  • Effects of oxidation
  • Oxidation reduction