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Give two examples from everyday life situation where redox reaction takes place

Asked by Ayushi Sharma(M.G.M. SR SEC SCHOOL) , on 14/5/13


Rancidity and corrosion are the two most commonly observed examples of redox reactions. 

Posted by Kirti Gogia(Mata Jai Kaur Public School) on 16/5/13

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3 C + 2 Fe → 4 Fe + 3 CO 2

In this reaction, iron oxide (Fe ) gives away its oxygen to carbon (C). In chemical terms, the carbon is said to be oxidized because it has gained oxygen. At the same time, the iron oxide is said to be reduced because it has lost oxygen.


Driving my car:

2C8H18 + 25O2 ===> 16CO2 + 18H2O

Heating my house with gas:

CH4 + 2O2 ===> CO2 + 2H2O

Using electricity from coal-fired plants:

C + O2 ===> CO2

If they are gas-fired, see CH4 above.

Metabolizing foods based on sugars and starches:

C6H12O6 + 9O2 ===> 6CO2 + 6H2O

Posted by Rishabh Tripathion 14/5/13

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