11th Class Chemistry Redox Reactions Question Bank 11th CBSE Chemistry Redox Reactions

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    Why cannot oxidation occur without reduction?


                    Oxidation involves the loss of electrons while the reduction involves the gain of electrons. Energy is needed when a species loses electrons and is released when it accepts electrons. This means that a species can gain energy only at the cost of electron releasing species. In other words, oxidation cannot occur without reduction or oxidation and reduction go side by side.

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