Oxidation and Reduction

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The Concept Of Oxidation & Reduction

Oxidation can be defined as loss of electron or gain of oxygen or removal of hydrogen while the term reduction indicates the gain of electron or gain of hydrogen or removal of oxygen. According to classical concept, oxidation is an addition of oxygen or electronegative radical/element removal of hydrogen or electropositive radical/element. According to classical concept, the reduction is an addition of hydrogen or electropositive radical/element removal of oxygen or electronegative radical/element.