The Reactivity Series
2.15 - 2.20 Loss and gain
Oxidation and reduction reactions are very commonplace. When a element combines with oxygen that element is said to have been oxidised. When the oxygen is removed from an oxide of an element to leave the element on its own, the oxide is said to have been reduced.
Here we will use broader definition of oxidation and reduction which considers the loss and gain of electrons.
2.15 Activity 1. Displacement
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Video Exercise: Metal displacement reactions close up..
This video shows a number of metal displacement reactions magnified and speeded up. For each reaction in turn: