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Unformatted text preview: loss of one or more electrons. A reduction is the gain of one or more electrons. Oxidations and reductions are always coupled and are useful in controlling the energy released from an exergonic chemical reaction so that it can be made available for cell work. In many cell oxidation-reduction reactions, the electron oxidized is associated with a hydrogen atom, so gaining and losing hydrogens and their electrons is something we will often see in metabolic pathways, such as cell respiration and photosynthesis....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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