Why neutralization is not a redox reaction?
how do we define? More examples needed. THX
- Gabriella MontezLv 71 十年前最愛解答
A redox reaction is a reaction involving transfer of electrons.
Oxidation is a process in which a substance loses electrons and there is an increase in oxidation number.
Reduction is a process in which a substance gains electrons and there is a decrease in oxidation number.
Both oxidation and reduction must occur to make up a redox reaction.
( H+ ) + ( OH - ) --- > H2O
The oxidation number of H remains +1 throughout and the oxidation number of O remains -2 throughout. Hence it is not a redox reaction.
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Hope it helps.資料來源： My Chemistry Knowledge
- phaLv 71 十年前
It is wrong to think that a redox reaction must involve the transfer of elections!!
The converse is true however.
A redox reaction can be defined as this is a a chemical reaction in which at least one substance is oxidized and one is reduced.
Oxidation: Increase in oxidation number.
Reduction: Decrease in oxidation number.
eg. C + O2 -----> CO2
It does not involve the transfer of electrons!!
The O.N. of C increase from 0 to +4 and that of O decreases from 0 to -2!!
Neutralization is not a redox reaction because the oxidation numbers of all the species in the reaction do not change!!