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Redox and electronegativity

  1. Jul 29, 2013 #1
    does a reaction involving transfer of an electron between atoms with slight difference in electronegativity still count as a redox reaction?
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013
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  3. Jul 29, 2013 #2
    Redox reaction is a reaction where the oxidation state(s) of the species change(s). So if you have doubts about a reaction, write the balanced chemical equation and assign oxidation numbers.

    Do you have a specific reaction in mind?
  4. Jul 30, 2013 #3


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    That's completely up to your personal preferences. The reaction won't change whether you name it redox or not.
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