For each reaction, decide whether the reaction is a redox reaction, acid-base reaction,
electrophile-nucleophile, or something else. One can begin to identify the type of reaction by looking to see if oxidation numbers of atoms that take part in the reaction change during the reaction. You will need to draw out the structures.
i. If the reaction is considered an acid-base reaction, draw out the full mechanism
for the reaction. Be sure to indicate which compound is the acid, base, and
conjugate acid and base (where possible).
ii. If the reaction is considered a redox reaction, be sure to indicate which species
are oxidized and which are reduced.
iii. For every reaction you will need to justify your identification of the type of
a) CH4 + O2 → CO2 + 2H2O