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Chemical reactions are occurring all around us. When we turn on the stove, gas reacts with oxygen to produce heat. When oxygen reacts with iron and water, iron hydorixde, or rust, forms. Plants take in oxygen and sunlight […]

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In this lab, copper was plated onto nickel. A copper wire was wrapped around a nickel. The nickel and copper wire was placed into an electrode. Energy was transferred from a 9V battery to the copper. After about […]

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Oxidation States Sometimes, the transfer of electrons is very obvious like when ions are formed. Other times, it is less obvious as in the combustion of ethane. As a result, scientists came up with the concept of oxidation […]
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