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Explain the following in terms of gain or loss of oxygen with two examples each.

(a) Oxidation
(b) Reduction
NCERT Solutions for Class 10th Science Chapter 1 Chemical Reactions and Equations Exercise 16

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The reactions in which gain of oxygen takes place are called oxidation 
1. 2H2 + O2 —> 2H2O
1. 2Cu + O2 ---> 2CuO

The reactions in which loss of oxygen takes place are called reduction.
1. ZnO + C —> Zn + CO
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