Lec7_Redox - Lecture 7: Oxidation and Reduction Reactions...

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Lecture 7: Oxidation and Reduction Reactions CHEM/ENVS 380 Feb 18, 2010 “Life is by nature a redox process and a majority of redox processes on the earth are life dependent.” F.M.M. Morel and J.G. Hering, Principles and Applications of Aquatic Chemistry, Wiley, 1993. 1. Know how to assign oxidation numbers. 2. Be able to recognize redox reactions. 3. Be able to read tables of standard reduction potentials. 4. Be able to predict the direction of the overall reaction given two half- reactions. 5. What is pe? How might one use it? 6. What do Morel and Hering mean when they say that “life is by nature a redox process”?
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Rules for Assigning Oxidation Numbers 1. Monoatomic ions (H + , Cl - , Cu 2+ ):______________________ 2. An atom in a single-element neutral substance (O 2 , O 3 , Cl 2 , H 2 ): _______________ 3. Oxygen in most molecules: __________ exceptions: O 2 2- (-I), O 2 (0) 4. Hydrogen in most molecules: ___________ exceptions: metal hydrides (-I), H 2 (0) 5. The sum of all the oxidation numbers of the atoms in an
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Lec7_Redox - Lecture 7: Oxidation and Reduction Reactions...

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