Reactivity in Chemistry

Reduction & Oxidation Reactions

RO7b.  Balancing Redox Reactions

    A measurement of a reduction potential involves connection of a circuit between two half-cells.  Eectrons produced by an oxidation reaction in one half-cell must flow to the other half-cell, where a reduction reaction takes place.  If that flow of electrons is used to do work, we are using a chemical reaction to produce and harness electricity.  We have a battery.

  

 

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