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Ch 17: Holt Chemistry Chapter 17: Oxidation, Reduction, and Electrochemistry

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The Oxidation, Reduction, and Electrochemistry chapter of this Holt Chemistry textbook companion course helps students learn the essential chemistry lessons on oxidation, reduction, and electrochemistry. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Oxidation, Reduction, and Electrochemistry textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Chemistry: Oxidation, Reduction, and Electrochemistry chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the oxidation, reduction, and electrochemistry topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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Students will learn:

  • Balancing redox reactions and identifying oxidizing and reducing agents
  • Assigning oxidation numbers to elements in a chemical formula
  • Electrochemical cells and electrochemistry
  • Cathode and anode half-cell reactions
  • Galvanic cells
  • Electrolytic cells

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4 Lessons in Chapter 17: Holt Chemistry Chapter 17: Oxidation, Reduction, and Electrochemistry
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Balancing Redox Reactions and Identifying Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

1. Balancing Redox Reactions and Identifying Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

Learn how to identify an oxidizing agent and a reducing agent and how the loss or gain of electrons applies to each one. Learn the relationship between an oxidized or reduced substance and the oxidizing or reducing agent associated with it. Discover what steps to take to balance a redox reaction.

Assigning Oxidation Numbers to Elements in a Chemical Formula

2. Assigning Oxidation Numbers to Elements in a Chemical Formula

Learn the importance of oxidation in chemical reactions. Discover the rules for assigning oxidation numbers in both covalent compounds and ionic compounds. Learn how to assign the oxidation number for each element in a chemical formula.

Electrochemical Cells and Electrochemistry

3. Electrochemical Cells and Electrochemistry

Learn to identify the parts of and be able to describe an electrochemical cell, including the electrolyte, electrodes, anodes, and cathodes. Learn how to make a homemade lemon battery and how to diagram an electrochemical cell that will light a light bulb.

Cathode and Anode Half-Cell Reactions

4. Cathode and Anode Half-Cell Reactions

Learn how to write electrode half-reactions for cathodes and anodes. Discover how to calculate cell voltage potential when given a table of standard electrode potentials. Learn how to prevent corrosion using redox concepts and how to protect metal by cathodic protection.

Chapter Practice Exam
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