If an atom is not oxidized or reduced during a redox reaction what does not change?

1 Answer
Feb 7, 2017

Then, the number of electrons each atom has remained constant.


Oxidation is the loss of electrons - whenever an atom oxidizes, another atom must be there to accept the electrons from the oxidized atom, otherwise known as reduction - the gaining of electrons. Hence, a redox reaction occurs when both of this processes happen simultaneously.