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How can reduction and oxidation occur separately in batteries if they're meant to be one reaction?

A balanced chemical or physical process requires conservation of Mass-Energy and Momentum. The balanced chemical equation must demonstrate that. The chemical equation is a STATE FUNCTION; it does not ...
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How can reduction and oxidation occur separately in batteries if they're meant to be one reaction?

This will probably be too short of an answer, but the ones you have got are good though. However, this is fundamentally true: IF something is oxidized... something else must be reduced! When a redox ...
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How can reduction and oxidation occur separately in batteries if they're meant to be one reaction?

[OP] According to this page along with many others, oxidation and reduction must occur simultaneously. However, in a battery, it seems like they actually occur separately Simultaneously means at the ...
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How can reduction and oxidation occur separately in batteries if they're meant to be one reaction?

Taking electrons away is oxidation. Providing electrons is reduction. As both happen at different places, oxidation and reduction occur separately. The general requirement of simultaneous (and often ...
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Why isn't NO considered combustible?

Combustion is general scientific term. The OP originally asked, what is meant by combustible. A typical dictionary definition is: Capable of being burnt or consumed by fire, fit for burning, burnable....
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Standardizing alkaline ferricyanide solution

A ferricyanide solution contains the ion $\ce{Fe(CN)6^{3-}}$. This ion may react with iodide containing solutions producing ferrocyanide ions $\ce{Fe(CN)6^{4-}}$ ions and elemental iodine $\ce{I2}$ (...
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Determining an unknown E° from two similar half ox/redox reactions

First the equation of the reduction of $\ce{Cr2O7^{2-}}$ into $\ce{Cr^{3+}}$ does not produce basic ions $\ce{OH-}$ as given in Robertson's text. The reason is that, if such basic ions were produced, ...
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