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Give an example of a redox reaction. Indicate the substance that is oxidized and that is reduced.


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Part 1: Redox reaction:

  • Redox reactions are reactions in which both the oxidation and reduction processes take place simultaneously.

Part 2: Example of redox reaction:

  • An example of a redox reaction is:
  • PbO(s)Leadoxide+H2(g)Hydrogenā†’Pb(s)Lead+H2O(l)Water
  • In the above reaction, hydrogen is oxidized to water and lead oxide is reduced to lead.

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