oxidation

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sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative acetum , vinegar
substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides antioxidant
luminescence resulting from a chemical reaction as the oxidation of luciferin in fireflies chemiluminescence
state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action corrosion
decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation) corruption
scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals dross , scoria , slag
oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base drying oil
salt of ferricyanic acid obtained by oxidation of a ferrocyanide ferricyanide
colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol formaldehyde , methanal
cell that produces electricity by oxidation of fuel (hydrogen and oxygen or zinc and air); for use in electric cars fuel cell
syrupy acid obtained by oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde glyceric acid
gummy orange mixture of uranium oxides and silicates occurring naturally in the hydration and oxidation of pitchblende gummite
hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells insulin
pigment occurring in luminescent organisms (as fireflies); emits heatless light when undergoing oxidation luciferin
enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin) MAO , monoamine oxidase
oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants) nitrification
metal highly resistant to oxidation, corrosion noble metal
gold or metal resistant to oxidation, corrosion noble metal
any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation noble metal
acid formed by oxidation of maleic acid (as in metabolism of fats and carbohydrates) oxalacetic acid , oxaloacetic acid
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