Define ‘redox reaction’. Give one example.
What is redox reaction? Explain with one example
When oxidation and reduction occur simultaneously in a given chemical reaction, it is known as a redox reaction.
Example of a redox reaction:
BaSO4 +4C → BaS+4CO
The reaction in which simultaneous oxidation and reduction take place is called a redox reaction
Cu+2 + Zn → Zn+2 + Cu
in the above reaction, copper undergoes reduction whereas Zn undergoes oxidation.
Therefore the reaction is redox reaction.
The reaction in which one substance gets oxidised and other gets reduced is known as redox reaction.
ZnO + C → Zn + CO
Here, C is oxidised to CO because oxygen is being added and ZnO is reduced to Zn because oxygen is being removed. Therefore, it is a redox reaction.