Today, we are going to discuss in brief one of the most critical chapters of Chemistry – Redox Reactions. The term ‘reduction-oxidation’ is known as ‘redox’ in short. Redox is a kind of chemical reaction, where oxidation states of atoms are exchanged. If you break it down into two different actions – Oxidation and Reduction – you can analyze redox reactions. In redox reactions, we can see that the electrons are transferred between two reactants, loss of electron means ‘Oxidation’ and gain of electron means ‘Reduction’. Hence, a redox reaction is also known as Oxidation and Reduction reaction.
In redox reactions, we have experienced that chemical reactions of oxidation and reduction always happen at the same time. Oxidizing and Reducing Agents are substances in this chemical reaction. When a chemical reaction substance is getting reduced, it is called an oxidizing agent, and the time when a substance is oxidized, it is called a reducing agent.