Oxidation → gains an O atom or addition of an electronegative atom (increases oxidation state)
Reduction → loses an O atom or removal of an electronegative atom (decreases oxidation state)
Analyzing each reaction:
Notice that we produced -OH on the reactant side
This will be considered as oxidation
Br is being added on this reaction, where Br is an electronegative atom (Group 7A)
Tell whether each of the reactions below is an oxidation, reduction or neither.
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