Oxidation

Oxidation - • Electrolytes – any substance or solution...

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Oxidation-reduction reactions – involve electron transfer between atoms of molecules Oxidation agent – causes the oxidation of another substance,while being reduced Reducing agent – causes the reduction of another substance,while itself being oxidized Voltaic pile – made up of a set of individual galvanic cells placed in series Anode - electrode where oxidation occurs Cathode – electrode where reduction occurs
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Unformatted text preview: • Electrolytes – any substance or solution with free ions making the substance electrically conductive • Electrolysis – a chemical decomposition reaction created by passing electricity through an ion-containing solution • Ohm’s law – states the current flowing between two ends of a conductor is proportional to the voltage across the two points...
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This document was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course CHEM 1211 at UGA.

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