Reduction and oxidation of Hydrogen
After all this talk of oxidation and reduction there is still one more element to learn.
1. An element that has a loss of an electron is oxidation.
An element that has a gain of an electron is reduction.
2. Oxidation is an element that gains oxygen.
Reduction (reduced oxygen) is the loss of oxygen.
3. Oxidation is an element that loses hydrogen.
Reduction is an element that gains hydrogen.
Therefore, oxidation and reduction and oxygen and hydrogen are opposites.