Science Saturday – Redox Reactions

Redox ReactionsNo, not Detox, but Redox, which is shorthand for describing the actions of Reduction (gaining electrons) and Oxidation (the loss of electrons) which contains the majority of chemical reactions. As electrons jump from atom to atom, they carry energy with them, and that transfer of energy is what makes all life on earth possible.

The clever guys from crashcourse put together this extremely informative, but not too challenging, video which helps explain the fundamentals behind every chemical reaction that takes place on Earth, giving rise to both you and me, how the combustion engine on your car works, or, how the battery powers your smartphone or laptop which you’re probably watching this on.

Mind bending? Just press replay….it’ll all be clear in the end 🙂

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