What are the effects of oxidation on everyday life?

  1. Combustion is the most common example for oxidation reactions.
  2. Rising of dough with yeast depends on oxidation of sugars to carbon dioxide and water.
  3. Bleaching of coloured objects using moist chlorine.
    Coloured object + (O) ------> Colourless object (Here ‘O’ is known as Nascent
  4. Sometimes during rainy season the power supply to our homes from the electric pole will be interrupted due to formation of metal oxide layer on the electric wire. This metal oxide is an electrical insulator. On removing the metal oxide layer formed on the wire with a sand paper, supply of electricity can be restored.