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TExES Physical Science 6-12: Oxidation and Reduction Reactions - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter are designed to build your knowledge of chemical reaction definitions, equations and characteristics. Each lesson provides detailed examples to support the narrative text. Once you have mastered this material, you should be prepared to correctly answer these types of questions on the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam. You will also feel comfortable in displaying the following abilities:
- Define reduction in chemistry
- Provide examples of redox reactions
- Balance redox reactions and identify oxidizing and reducing agents
- Predict products of single displacement reactions
- Discuss electrochemical cells and electrochemistry
- Differentiate between cathode and anode half-cell reactions
- Write and balance combustion reactions
These complex topics are discussed in simple terms. The lessons use illustrated examples to facilitate the learning experience and make these studies fun and engaging. The self-assessment quizzes accompanying each lesson allow you to gauge what you have learned and assess your preparedness for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam.
1. Reduction in Chemistry: Definition & Overview
When atoms are greedy for electrons, they steal them from other atoms. This reduces their charge. You can see the effects of reduction in the world around you. Learn more about reduction in chemistry and see some examples of it.
2. Redox (Oxidation-Reduction) Reactions: Definitions and Examples
This short video will explain oxidation-reduction reactions, or redox reactions for short. The focus is on how electrons are transferred during redox reactions. Learn some neat mnemonic devices to help you remember when an atom is oxidizing or reducing.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Writing and Balancing Combustion Reactions
Discover what a combustion reaction is as well as what reactants are needed and what products are produced. Learn to write and balance a combustion reaction. Through the concepts of bond energies, learn how to explain why combustion reactions are largely exothermic.
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- TExES Physical Science 6-12: Scientific Models
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