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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