oxidation reduction

oxidation-reduction

[ok-si-dey-shuhn-ri-duhk-shuhn] Chemistry.
noun
1.
a chemical reaction between two substances in which one substance is oxidized and the other reduced.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to such a reaction.
Also called redox.


Origin:
1905–10

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oxidation-reduction
 
n
a.  a reversible chemical process usually involving the transfer of electrons, in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse reaction is a reduction
 b.  Also: redox (as modifier): an oxidation-reduction reaction

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oxidation-reduction n.
A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons to another atom or ion. Also called redox.

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oxidation-reduction  
A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons to another atom or ion.
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