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An oxidation-reduction reaction, or redox reaction, is a chemical reaction in which one or more electrons are transferred from one molecule or compound to another. The species that loses electrons is oxidized and usually a reducing agent; the species that gains electrons is reduced and is usually the oxidizing agent. Everyday redox reactions include photosynthesis, respiration, combustion and corrosion.
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*Oxidation takes place in fats and oils and make them rancid.
*It is responsible for corrosion of various metals.
*oxidation-reduction or redox reactions takes  place in the processes of photosynthesis,respiration and combustion.
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