8.14: Introduction to Redox Reactions - Biology

Understand the role movement of electrons plays in energy exchanges in cells

Energy production within a cell involves many coordinated chemical pathways. Because oxidation and reduction usually occur together, these pairs of reactions are called oxidation reduction reactions, or redox reactions.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Relate the movement of electrons to oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions
  • Describe how cells store and transfer free energy using ATP

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Electrons and Energy
  • ATP in Living Systems
  • Self Check: Redox Reactions

Watch the video: Oxidation and reduction review from biological point-of-view. Biomolecules. MCAT. Khan Academy (December 2021).