Reduction/Oxidation Reactions Any reaction where electrons are transferred between reactants is called an reduction-oxidation reaction or redox reaction . These are reactions where one substance wants an electron so badly that it takes it away from another substance. Whether or not it succeeds depends on who it meets. For example, consider the reaction FeCl 2 (aq) + CeCl 4 (aq) → FeCl 3 (aq) + CeCl 3 (aq) What happened here? If we remove the spectator ions and write the net ionic equation we find: Fe 2+ (aq) + Ce 4+ (aq) → Fe 3+ (aq)
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY CHM1025 taught by Professor Laurachoudry during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.