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Assertion :Conversion of potassium ferrocyanide to potassium is an oxidation process. Reason: Oxidation is the additon of oxygen / electronegative element to a substance or removal of hydrogen / electropositive element from a substance.

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Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
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Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
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Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect
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Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect
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The correct option is A Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
2K4[+2Fe(CN)6](aq)Potassium ferrocyanide+ H2O2(aq) 2K3[+3Fe(CN)6](aq)+2KOHPotassium ferricyanide
The reaction is oxidation reaction due to removal of electropositive element (K) from potassium ferrocyanide to form potassium ferricyanide.
Conversion of potassium ferrocyanide to potassium is an oxidation process.
Oxidation is the additon of oxygen / electronegative element to a substance or removal of hydrogen / electropositive element from a substance.
Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion

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