What is an oxidation reaction? Identify in the following reaction (i) the substance oxidised, (ii) the substance reduced:
ZnO + C ----> Zn + CO


Oxidation Reaction is the reaction in which oxygen is added to a substance or hydrogen is removed from a substance.

$ \begin{array}{l} ZnO\ +\ C\ \rightarrow \ Zn\ +\ CO \end{array}$
(i) C is oxidised as it has gained oxygen to form CO.
(ii) ZnO is reduced as it has lost oxygen to form Zn.

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