Redox Reactions involve the transfer of electrons between atoms or molecules and the effect of electricity on chemistry. Also known as oxidation-reduction reactions, this important area of chemistry has many practical applications, including the prevention of metal corrosion, the manufacture of powerful and long-lasting batteries, isolation of valuable dissolved minerals, and the possibility of new, environmentally-friendly sources of power. Before we begin, be sure you are familiar with the oxidation states concept introduced in the "Atoms and Molecules" chapter. If your recollection is a little fuzzy, spend a few minutes refreshing your memory; it'll be worth it when we begin balancing redox equations.
When you're ready to proceed, we'll begin learning about:
Balancing Redox Reactions in Neutral, Acidic, and Basic Solutions
Reduction Potentials, ΔG, and K
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