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What element is undergoing oxidation (if any) in the following reaction?
CH4(g) + 2 O2(g) �¨ CO2(g) + 2 H2O(g)

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  1. Find the element that is losing electrons. Here is a hint.
    C has an oxidation state of -4 on the left; +4 on the right.
    H is +1 on both sides.
    O is zero on the left and =2 on the right.
    For C and O, one lost electrons and one gained electrons.

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