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Question about reduction and oxidation reaction.

Post by junbumkim » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:38 pm

Does reduction reaction require or release energy?
How about oxidation?

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Post by mith » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:02 pm

They refer to the transfer of electrons, just know that it takes energy to break a bond and gives off energy to form one.
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Post by Prachi » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:34 pm

Reduction reaction means gaining of electrons. so in a way, one could say, that there is gain of energy in it. The opposite stands true for oxidation. Just the way I see it, I'm not 100% sure of it...
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Post by Darby » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:25 pm

I don't think you can generalize - there's too much variety in each type of reaction.

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Post by Prachi » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:54 pm

Yes, I completely agree with that, but was just taking it on a large basis...
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