Generalities on Oxidation-Reduction

  • Jean-Louis Burgot


Balancing numerous chemical reactions often involves exchanges of electrons between different species. These reactions are called oxidation-reduction reactions, oxido-reduction reactions, or redox reactions. They can take place in a homogeneous phase, specifically, within a solution. They can also take place in a heterogeneous medium, on the surface of electrodes. In the first case, we simply speak of redox reactions (it is understood in solution). In the second, we speak of electrochemical reactions.


Redox Reaction Redox Couple Electron Exchange Chrome Atom Oxidation Number 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fac. PharmacieUniversité Rennes IRennesFrance

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