What is meant by #"oxidation"#?
Oxidation describes the combination of an element with oxygen, or AN increase in the oxidation state of the element.......
See this old answer.
Now normally redox reactions require the assignment of oxidation states. When the oxidation number of an element or an element in a compound INCREASES, the element is said to have been
In these types of reactions, we introduce an electron as a virtual particle to represent the loss
So let us represent the reduction of a metal ion,
And we add these together to eliminate the electrons, i.e.
The which, I think is balanced with respect mass and charge.
This is more than 2 paragraphs. But oxidation is