a substance that causes reduction of another substance in a chemical reaction, as by donating electrons or adding hydrogen atoms; as, lithium hydride is a powerful reducing agent.
the species in an oxidation-reduction reaction that is oxidized
In a reduction reaction, which always occurs simultaneously with an oxidation reaction, the reducing agent is the chemical or substance which combines with oxygen, or loses electrons to the reaction. See Oxidation.
An atom, ion, or molecule that loses electrons in a chemical reaction, thereby reducing the substance with which it reacts.
The electron donor in a redox reaction. reduction reducere, to lead back] The gaining of electrons by a substance involved in a redox reaction.
A substance that causes reduction and is itself oxidized.
a substance that reduces another substance by supplying electrons to it. Reducing agents cause other substances to be reduced in chemical reactions while they themselves are oxidized. For example, tin(II) is a reducing agent in the following reaction: Sn2+(aq) + 2 Fe3+(aq) Sn4+(aq) + 2 Fe2+(aq)
A chemical substance that removes the color from dyes by removing oxygen.
The electron donor in an oxidation-reduction reaction.
an agent that adds electrons to an atom or ion; reduction: reaction in which an atom or ion acquires electrons
a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the slackened silver
a an organic compound that contains at least one-OH,-CHO and/or-COOH functional group or a mixture of said organic compounds
a something that reduces something else, and is itself oxidized
a substance that reacts with a metallic ore to convert the ore into a pure metal
a substance used in electrochemistry that reduces another substance
a substance which can supply electrons to another substance in the course of a chemical reaction
a substance which causes another element or compound to go from higher to a lower oxidation state in a chemical reaction
a substance which causes another substance to be reduce
A reduction reaction is always balanced by an oxidation reaction. The reducing agent is the substance that combines with oxygen or loses electrons to the reaction.
Any substance capable of removing oxygen from a molecule or of adding hydrogen, that is, it is capable of contributing electrons to a process.
a substance that has the potential to cause another substnace to be reduced. This agent loses electrons in an redox reaction and therefore is the oxidized substance.
A substance that causes reduction, thereby itself becoming oxidized.
A substance that causes reduction. The reducing agent supplies the electrons and is therefore oxidised in the process (since it loses the electrons).
A compound that causes reduction, thereby itself becoming oxidized.
The material which is oxidised or which allows easy oxidation
a term describing a substance which normally gives electrons to other compounds.
A substance that can donate electrons to another substance. The reducing agent becomes oxidized, and its partner becomes reduced.
a reactant that donates electrons to another substance, reducing the oxidation state of one of its atoms.
A substance that cases reduction, thereby itself becoming oxidised.
A chemical or substance that combines oxygen, or loses electrons during a chemical reaction.
a substance that is capable of reducing another substance, often by donating electrons .
The substance that reduces another substance and is oxidized.
Any substance, such as base metal (iron) or the sulfide ion (S2-), that will readily donate (give up) electrons.
A fuel that becomes chemically changed in the oxidizing process. A substance that gives electrons to (and thereby reduces) another substance. The reducing agent is thus oxidized since it loses electron. Fuels are reducing agents.
A reducing agent (also called a reductant or reducer) is the element or a compound in a redox (reduction-oxidation) reaction (see electrochemistry) that reduces another species. In doing so, it becomes oxidized, and is therefore the electron donor in the redox.