Need a mnemonic device to keep your redox reactions straight? Here are some memory aids for oxidation and reduction.
1. Lose Electrons: Oxidation, Gain Electrons: Reduction
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2. Reduction at the Cathode, Anode Is for Oxidation
Diagram of a voltaic cell (or galvanic cell). For illustration purposes only; please do not construct batteries out of animals–unless you are an accredited scientist.
And here’s one more mnemonic device. Sorry, no picture.
3. OIL RIG
Oxidation Is Loss (of e-), Reduction Is Gain.
I also found “LEORA says GEROA” (Loss of Electrons is Oxidation–Reducing Agent, Gain of Electrons is Reduction–Oxidizing Agent), but I think you need a mnemonic device to remember this mnemonic device.
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