Redox (Oxidation-Reduction) Reactions: Definitions and Examples


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A redox reaction can easily be explained as:

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1. Oxidation describes the process of:

2. The reactant in a redox reaction that readily donates electrons is called a/an:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you evaluate your understanding of the two key parts of a redox reaction: oxidation and reduction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment requires you to know the following terms and concepts:

  • Redox reaction
  • Reducing agent
  • Oxidation
  • What determines oxidation and reduction

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as oxidation and reducing agent
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding redox reactions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what occurs in a given chemical equation

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Redox (Oxidation-Reduction) Reactions: Definitions and Examples, has additional information on this subject, including:

  • An explanation of oxidation and reduction in redox reactions
  • Mnemonics for remembering what occurs during these reactions
  • Examples of common redox reactions
  • A discussion of electronegativity