Reduction in Chemistry: Definition & Overview


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Which of the following scenarios is the best example of chemical reduction?

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1. What happens to the overall charge of an atom or compound when it is reduced?

2. What is one factor that drives chemical reduction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of reduction in chemistry. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the best example of a chemical reduction as well as knowing what happens to the overall charge of an atom when it is reduced.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Best examples of chemical reduction
  • Charge of an atom when reduced
  • Factor driving chemical reduction
  • Oxidation-reduction reaction example
  • Definition of a redox reaction

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reduction in chemistry
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding reduction in chemistry and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related reduction in chemistry lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the process of a compound gaining an electron, review the corresponding lesson on Reduction in Chemistry: Definition & Overview. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe what reduction means in chemistry
  • Understand why reduction happens
  • Appreciate how to diagram a reduction in chemistry
  • Know common examples of reduction involving oxidation and redox reactions