Acid-Base and REDOX (Oxidation-Reduction) Chemical Reactions

[caption id="attachment_19477" align="alignright" width="440"] Rocketry thrives due to REDOX reactions.[/caption] Acid-Base and Redox: When they can, chemists categorize chemical reactions into types. Some specialized varieties of chemical reaction include those named for specific individuals involved in their discovery. As examples, there are the Diels-Alder reaction, the Claisen rearrangement, the Dieckmann condensation, and the Friedel-Crafts alkylation. Yet, many chemical reactions can be classified simply as acid-base reactions, or as oxidation-reduction (REDOX) reactions. Consider examples of each... Acid-Base Reactions When I was young, I was deeply interested in rocketry. My parents bought me one of those red plastic rockets that included a pump. You partly filled the rocket with water, then pumped air into it until the pressure made it difficult to pump more. Then you aimed it upward and pushed a…
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