Reduction of Metallic Oxides: Examples & Equations


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Oxidation is _____ electron(s) and reduction is _____ electron(s).

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1. In the compound MgO, the oxygen has a -2 charge. What is the charge on the magnesium?


In the reaction below, which element is reduced?

ZnO(s) + C(s) + heat → Zn(g) + CO(g)

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