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Basic Reaction Chemistry
There have been discussions regarding chemical reactions throughout the course. The
reduction-oxidation (redox) process is one of them. A redox reaction occurs when electrons are
moved between two reactants, resulting in one reactant being oxidized and reduced. There is a
reduction and an oxidation process in every redox reaction (Uddin et al., 2020). In a chemical
process, the reducing material is an oxidizing agent. Copper (II) oxide and hydrogen gas are
examples of a redox reaction. Because hydrogen gas is oxidized into the water, it is a reducing
agent; copper (II) oxide is an oxidizing agent because it is reduced into copper metal.
CuO+H2Cu+H2O is the chemical formula for this reaction.
As the oxide is reduced to copper metal and the hydrogen is oxidized to generate water,
the black hue changes to brown when hydrogen is added (Uddin et al., 2020). Copper and water
are the final products. Copper oxide loses its oxygen, which is referred to as reduction, and as a
result, it is reduced and creates copper. These two compounds react in an exothermic reaction,
which means heat is used. Because a redox reaction occurs spontaneously, the energy released
must exceed the energy received. As a result, every redox reaction is exothermic. As a reducing
agent, dry hydrogen is used (Uddin et al., 2020). It donates an electron to the other reactant,
CuO, reducing it. Copper will receive two electrons overall, whereas each hydrogen atom will
lose one. As a result, dry hydrogen may oxidize copper oxide to produce copper metal.

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1 Basic Reaction Chemistry Student’s name Institutional Affiliation Course Instructor Date 1 2 Basic Reaction Chemistry There have been discussions regarding chemical reactions throughout the course. The reduction-oxidation (redox) process is one of them. A redox reaction occurs when electrons are moved between two reactants, resulting in one reactant being oxidized and reduced. There is a reduction and an oxidation process in every redox reaction (Uddin et al., 2020). In a chemical process, the reducing material is an oxidizing agent. Copper (II) oxide and hydrogen gas are examples of a redox reaction. Because hydrogen gas is oxidized into the water, it is a reducing agent; copper (II) oxide is an oxidizing agent because it is reduced into copper metal. CuO+H2Cu+H2O is the chemical formula for this reaction. As the oxide is reduced to copper metal and the hydrogen is oxidized to ...
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