Oxidation Number Method

Balancing redox reactions can be tough. Show your class another approach, the oxidation number method, using a video from JFR Science. The narrator walks viewers through redox conditions, how the method differs from the popular half reaction method, and important details to keep track of during the process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils diagram the example along with the narrator
  • After the video, hold a discussion where the class compares and contrasts this method with the half reaction method illustrated in another video in the series
Classroom Considerations
Pros
  • Explanations are thorough and concise throughout the video
  • The narrator highlights important the important bookkeeping skills required in working with oxidation numbers
Cons
  • None
Common Core