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Introduction to Oxidation and Reduction

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This learning unit gives an introduction to oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry. The determination of oxidation numbers of organic compounds is shown. More specific learning units can be accessed from overview pages.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Distinction between oxidation and reduction
  • Oxidation numbers in organic chemistry
  • Determination of oxidation numbers

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

Oxidation, reduction