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In redox reactions, electrons are transferred between reaction partners. Oxidation and reduction proceed simultaneously because electrons from the oxidized material have to be taken up by the reduced compound at the same time.

See also: oxidation , reduction

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Cannizzaro ReactionLevel 220 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryReduction Reactions

This learning unit introduces the disproportionation of aldehydes known as the Cannizzaro reaction. The crossed Cannizzaro reaction and the industrial applications of this reaction are also explained.