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Overview of fuel breakdown pathways
Redox reactions: What are they?
- has more electron density after the reaction than before (was reduced)
- has less electron density than it did before (was oxidized)
What about gaining and losing and atoms?
- If a carbon-containing molecule gains atoms or loses atoms during a reaction, it’s likely been reduced (gained electrons or electron density)
- On the other hand, if a carbon-containing molecule loses atoms or gains atoms, it’s probably been oxidized (lost electrons or electron density)
- The atoms that is usually bound to in organic molecules, such as and are more electronegative than itself. So, if a atom and its electron join a molecule, odds are that whatever's bonded to the new is going to hog the electron and become reduced.
- is more electronegative than any of the other major atoms found commonly in biological molecules. If it joins a molecule, it's likely going to pull away electron density from whatever it's attached to, oxidizing it.
What's the point of all this redox?
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