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Problem: 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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Recall the mnemonic for redox reactions:

Loss Electrons  Oxidation  Reducing Agent

Gain Electrons  Reduction  Oxidizing Agent



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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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