Explain redox reaction

The reaction in which oxidation and reduction reactions always occur simultaneouslycalled redox reaction or Oxidation-Reduction Reaction.The term ‘redox’ is a short form of reduction-oxidation.

Example: 2Al+ Fe2O3→2Fe + Al2O3

Let us identify oxidation and reduction with their agents:

2Al+ Fe2O3 →2Fe + Al2O3

Theabovereaction is a redox reaction. As oxidation and reduction are taking place simultaneously.

Fe2O3 is reduced to Fe whereas Al is oxidized to Al2O3

Oxidizing agent:Fe2O3

Reducing agent:Al

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