Oxidation and Reduction

Oxidation and Reduction: What is Oxidation? When an element reacts with oxygen, an oxide is formed as a product. Element + Oxygen ————–> Oxide Such a reaction is called an oxidation reaction and the process in which the element is oxidized to form its oxide is known as Oxidation. At present, the term oxidation is taken in a broader sense in which it includes the addition of not only oxygen but of all elements or radicals which like oxygen are electronegative. It also includes the removal of hydrogen and all elements or radicals which like hydrogen are electropositive. Thus, oxidation … Continue reading Oxidation and Reduction