Oxidation and Reduction

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chemistry Mind Map on Oxidation and Reduction, created by rachbreen on 07/05/2013.
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Oxidation and Reduction
1 Oxidation numbers
1.1 Oxidation is an increase in oxidation number, Reduction is a decrease in oxidation number
1.2 Uncombined elements = 0
1.3 Neutral compounds = 0
1.4 Ion = charge on ion
1.5 The most electronegative element in compound is negative.
1.6 Oxygen = -2
1.6.1 Hydrogen = +1
1.6.1.1 Fluorine = -1
1.6.1.1.1 Chlorine = -1
1.7 Group 1 metals = +1
1.7.1 Group 2 metals = +2
2 Oxidation is loss of electrons.
2.1 Oxidation is gain of oxygen
3 Reduction is gain of electrons.
3.1 Reduction is loss of oxygen
4 Oxidising agent - something that oxidises something else.
4.1 Reducing agent - something that reduces something else.
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