# Explain the following term with example. Reduction - Science and Technology 1

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Explain the following term with example.

Reduction

#### Solution

A chemical reaction in which a substance gains hydrogen or loses oxygen is called a reduction reaction.

E.g. In the following reaction, ethylene (ethene) is reduced to ethane.

$\ce{\underset{\text{Ethylene}}{H2C = CH2} ->[H2][Pt/Ni] \underset{\text{Ethane}}{CH3CH3}}$

Concept: Ethanoic Acid
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