Both oxidation and reduction take place in a singe reaction, called a redox reaction. The chemical species undergoing oxidation is called an oxidant or reducing agent. The chemical species undergoing reduction is called a reductant or oxidizing agent.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Identify oxidation-reduction or redox reactions.
- Identify a redox reaction.
- Identify the oxidizing and reducing agents in a redox reaction.