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Problem: Separate this redox reaction into its component half-reactions.O2 + 2Cu →  2CuO

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O2 + 2 Cu 2 CuO


Step 1. Determine oxidation number/state

O2 + 2 Cu 2 CuO

O.S. of O in O2 = 0 

O.S. of Cu in Cu = 0

O.S. of Cu in CuO = +2

O.S. of O in CuO = -2

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Separate this redox reaction into its component half-reactions.

O2 + 2Cu →  2CuO

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