Question #c79b3

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Apr 8, 2017

An atom loses electrons when it is oxidized.


In a redox reaction there is a loss of electrons when a atom or ion is oxidized. For example solid Pb will lose two electrons at the anode to become Pb2+ in the aqueous solution. A good acronym to remember is LEO says GER, oxidation is losing electrons reduction gaining. If u want more detail please feel free to ask.