the process or result of oxidizing.
the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it oxidizes.
the act or process of oxidizing
(as modifier): an oxidation state, an oxidation potential
oxidation ox·i·da·tion (ŏk’sĭ-dā’shən)
The combination of a substance with oxygen.
A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased.
The chemical combination of a substance with oxygen.
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.
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.)
verb (used with object), oxidized, oxidizing. 1. to convert (an element) into an oxide; combine with oxygen. 2. to cover with a coating of oxide or rust. 3. to take away hydrogen, as by the action of oxygen; add oxygen or any nonmetal. 4. to remove electrons from (an atom or molecule), thereby increasing the […]
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verb (transitive) 1. to place or arrange (articles) in (a container) again or in a different way
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