False. If an atom gains or loses electrons, the result is called an ion, not a molecule.
oxidation. Gaining electrons is called reduction.
Ionization, it becomes a cation
This is called a redox reaction, where one molecule gains electrons and one molecule loses electrons. Reduction is the gain of electrons and oxidation the gain of electrons. It can be remembered as OILRIG (Oxidation Is Loss Reduction Is Gain).
OIL RIGOxidation Is Loss (of electrons)Reduction Is Gain (of electrons)So no, a molecule which has lost electrons has a positive charge and so has been oxidised
It can be called oxidation (loss of electrons) or reduction (gain of electrons) if it occurs in a chemical reaction.It can also be called ionization.
Well it has less electrons than it had before. That is the definition of oxidation. The loss of electrons is oxidation. The gain of electrons is reduction.
Loss of electrons is oxidation.