Problem: Identify which element is oxidized and which is reduced in the following reaction:4 Al(s) + 3 O2(g) → 2 Al2O3(s)

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Loss                Gain

Electrons         Electrons

Oxidation         Reduction


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4 Al(s) + 3 O2(g) → 2 Al2O3(s)


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Identify which element is oxidized and which is reduced in the following reaction:

4 Al(s) + 3 O2(g) → 2 Al2O3(s)

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