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Redox reaction



A chemical reaction involving both reduction and oxidation, which results in changes in oxidation numbers of atoms included in the reaction.


Redox reaction involves oxidation where there is an increase in oxidation number, and reduction where there is a decrease in oxidation number. It is involved in many important biological processes, such as cellular respiration and photosynthesis. In cellular respiration, for instance, redox reaction occurs when glucose is oxidized to carbon dioxide whereas oxygen is reduced to water.

Variant: oxidation reduction reaction

See also: reduction, oxidation.

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Is energy released or not released during the reduction of N

... but it does not make sense to me because I am of strong belief that all redox reactions are exergonic. For example the reduction of oxygen molecules following the oxidation ...

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by soccerstats
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Is energy released or not released during the reduction of N
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Cellular Energy Questions

... the oxidation of glucose (respiration) are basically the same exergonic reaction. However the amount of heat released by fire would destroy a cell. ... process of cellular respiration and photosynthesis with regard to their redox reactions. Be specific.(6) 12. Sunlight can be called “the ultimate ...

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by flower555
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cellular Energy Questions
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separate redox reaction into its componet half-reactions

I have to write the oxidation and reduction reactions for 3O2 + 4Fe---> 2Fe2O3 As the oxidation-half reaction I have 4Fe--->4Fe^3+ + 12 e- As the reduction half reaction I have 3O2 + 12e- ---> 6O^2- are my answers correct? Thank you!

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by nickname
Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: separate redox reaction into its componet half-reactions
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Ion uptake in freshwater teleosts?

... it is known that when GLASS makes contact with aqueous media the reaction begins with an exchanging of hidronium ions (H30+) for sodium ions ... known also that the importance of acid-base and oxidation-reduction (REDOX) reactions in the study of water lies in the fact that the acidity ...

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by anastasianikifor
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Ion uptake in freshwater teleosts?
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Prosthetic groups

... is that they contain some reactive groups, which participate in the reaction (like NAD+ or FAD in the redox reactions)

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by JackBean
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Prosthetic groups
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