Oxidation / Reduction

The NGSS do not include specific names of chemical reactions and instead focus on conceptual understanding of how chemical reactions occur. This ensures that students have a conceptual understanding that they can apply to any type of chemical reaction. Classes of chemical reactions such as oxidation and reduction, acid and base, or decomposition and synthesis can be used in instruction depending on the context, but instruction should ensure that students have an understanding of the underlying concepts.

Related Terms: redox

Disciplinary Core Idea: 
PS1A: Structure and Properties of Matter
PS1B: Chemical Reactions
Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)