Home Tutorials 11: Oxidations and Reductions

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11.1a Chapter 11 Introduction

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SUMMARY

John introduces the fundamental ideas of Chapter 11 by a campfire along the shores of Lake Champlain. Duration 1:14.

 

VIDEO CHECK QUESTIONS

1. What is transferred within an oxidation/reduction reaction?
2. The loss of electrons is called what?
3. When wood burns, it is losing electrons to what?

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1. What is transferred within an oxidation/reduction reaction?
[Electrons are transferred within an oxidation/reduction reaction.]
2. The loss of electrons is called what?
[The loss of electrons is called oxidation.]
3. When wood burns, it is losing electrons to what?
[When wood burns, its molecules are losing electrons to the oxygen atoms of oxygen molecules, O2.]