reoxidation

oxidation

[ok-si-dey-shuhn]
noun Chemistry.
1.
the process or result of oxidizing.
2.
the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it oxidizes.
Also, oxidization [ok-si-duh-zey-shuhn] .


Origin:
1785–95; oxide + -ation

oxidational, oxidative, adjective
nonoxidation, noun
nonoxidative, adjective
nonoxidization, noun
overoxidization, noun
reoxidation, noun
self-oxidation, noun
unoxidative, adjective
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oxidation (ˌɒksɪˈdeɪʃən)
 
n
a.  the act or process of oxidizing
 b.  (as modifier): an oxidation state; an oxidation potential
 
oxi'dational
 
adj
 
'oxidative
 
adj

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oxidation
1791, from Fr. oxidation (1787), noun of action from oxider "oxidize," from oxide (see oxide).
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oxidation ox·i·da·tion (ŏk'sĭ-dā'shən)
n.

  1. The combination of a substance with oxygen.

  2. A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased.

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oxidation   (ŏk'sĭ-dā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The chemical combination of a substance with oxygen.

  2. A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons, thus undergoing an increase in valence. Removing an electron from an iron atom having a valence of +2 changes the valence to +3. Compare reduction.


oxidative adjective
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oxidation definition


Any chemical reaction in which a material gives up electrons, as when the material combines with oxygen. Burning is an example of rapid oxidation; rusting is an example of slow oxidation. (See combustion and reduction.)

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