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Reduction is any chemical reaction that involves the gaining of electrons. Specifically, it refers to the side that accepts electrons.

When iron reacts with oxygen it forms a chemical called rust. In that example, the iron is oxidized and the oxygen is reduced.

Reduction is the opposite of oxidation. A reduction reaction always comes together with an oxidation reaction. Oxidation and reduction together are called redox.

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