What are oxidation and reduction? How do they differ?
Oxidation is the loss of electrons or an increase in oxidation state. Reduction is the gain of electrons or a decrease in oxidation state.
Here is a basic example of a redox reaction.
In this equation, the carbon monoxide (CO) is oxidized and becomes carbon dioxide (
The water (
Here is a video which summarizes a different example of a redox reaction and shows a cool example of a reaction which precipitates silver.
Hope this helps!