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oxidizing agent

noun, Chemistry
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  • It is an oxidizing agent, and under the right conditions, will be completely used up in the baking bread.
  • Regular matches use phosphorus to ignite and sulfur and an oxidizing agent to actually burn.
  • In general, bleaches are oxidizing agents and in principle any oxidizing agent can function as a bleaching agent.
  • Used as a reagent for alkaloids and as an oxidizing agent.
British Dictionary definitions for oxidizing agent

oxidizing agent

(chem) a substance that oxidizes another substance, being itself reduced in the process. Common oxidizing agents are oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, and ferric salts Compare reducing agent
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