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Ch 15: OAE Chemistry: Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry

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Refresh your knowledge of redox reactions and electrochemistry through fun videos and short quizzes. Each lesson provides a comprehensive look at these concepts and helps you prepare for the OAE Chemistry exam.

OAE Chemistry: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry - Chapter Summary

Follow along as our subject experts lead you through lessons on the activity series, electrochemical cells, oxidation numbers, half-cell reactions and more. All the lessons in this chapter are designed to help you prepare to answer questions on the OAE Chemistry exam, including:

  • Process used to assign oxidation numbers to elements
  • Methods for balancing redox reactions
  • Identification of oxidizing and reducing agents
  • Predictions of products of single displacement reactions

Our lessons are short, each lasts about 5-6 minutes, so your study time can be squeezed in to your schedule when you have time. Can't commit to a full review of this topic? In this chapter, you can pick out just the lessons you need a refresher on for the exam and watch those. You can also watch these videos on the go, using your smartphone or tablet.

Objectives of the OAE Chemistry: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry Chapter

Ohio requires aspiring chemistry teachers to take the OAE subject exam in chemistry as part of the licensing process. The exam has five domains that cover all the essential chemistry topics you'll be teaching in the classroom. Your review of redox reactions and electrochemistry will help you answer questions in the chemical reactions domain, which makes up about 23% of the exam. We offer self-assessment quizzes with each lesson that help you get familiar with the format of the exam's questions as well as the content.

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: OAE Chemistry: Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry
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Assigning Oxidation Numbers to Elements in a Chemical Formula

1. 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.

Balancing Redox Reactions and Identifying Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

2. 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.

The Activity Series: Predicting Products of Single Displacement Reactions

3. The Activity Series: Predicting Products of Single Displacement Reactions

Discover what a single replacement reaction is and how to identify it. Learn what chemical activity is, how that applies to an activity series table and how to predict the product of a single replacement reaction by referring to the activity series.

Electrochemical Cells and Electrochemistry

4. 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

5. 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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Practice Final Exam
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