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Unformatted text preview: Oxidation and reduction occur together. When a atom or molecule is oxidized, another must be reduced. Example: Na + Cl Na + Cl-- The Na is oxidized; the Cl is reduced. Electrons (or hydrogen atoms) function as energy carriers. An atom or molecule that is reduced (gains electrons or hydrogen atoms) also gains energy as a result of the oxidation. Similarly, oxidation is associated with the loss of energy. Reactions in which one atom or compound is reduced and another is oxidized are called redox reactions....
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- Covalent Bonds