Recall the mnemonic for redox reactions:
Loss Electrons → Oxidation → Reducing Agent
Gain Electrons → Reduction → Oxidizing Agent
In a chemical reaction, an iron atom became the ion Fe2+. What happened to the iron atom?
A. It lost electrons and was oxidized.
B. It lost electrons and was reduced.
C. It gained electrons and was oxidized.
D. It gained electrons and was reduced.
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