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Re: Redox

Just to add a small note to the recent explanations of redox... the 
reduction and oxidation of carbon, nitrogen, iron etc are all 
BIOLOGICALLY mediated in natural systems. The purpose is to store and 
retrieve energy... when a compound is reduced, energy is stored, and when 
a compound is oxidized, ie. 'burned', energy is released. We all have a 
fire burning within us... its why I almost believe the tabloid stories of 
spontaneous human combustion!