the substance in a redox reaction that accepts electrons; in the reaction, the oxidizing agent is reduced. (see reducing agent)
the species in an oxidation-reduction reaction that is reduced
Compound or ion that acquires electrons.
Any substance such as oxygen and chlorine , that can accept electrons. When oxygen or chlorine is added to wastewater, organic substances are oxidized. These oxidized organic substances are more stable and less likely to give off odors or to contain disease bacteria.
(oxidant) a substance that oxidizes another substance by removing electrons from it. Oxidizing agents cause other substances to be oxidized in chemical reactions while they themselves are reduced. For example, nitrate ion is an oxidizing agent in the following reaction: Cu(s) + 4 H+(aq) + 2 NO3-(aq) Cu2+(aq) + 2 H2O() + 2 NO2(g) Copper gets oxidized (its oxidation number goes from 0 to +2) while the nitrogen gets reduced (from +5 in nitrate to +4 in nitrogen dioxide).
a reactant that accepts electrons from another reactant
An atom, ion, or molecule that gains electrons in a chemical reaction, thereby oxidizing the substance with which it reacts.
A chemical species that accepts electrons in order to oxidize another species. In the process the oxidizing agent is itself reduced.
a chemical or substance that brings about an oxidation reaction
a chemical used to provide oxygen for chemical reactions
a something that oxidizes something, meaning that the oxidation agent is itself reduced
a substance that gives
a substance which can accept electrons from another substance in the course of a chemical reaction
a substance, which causes another element or compound to go from a lower to a higher oxidation state
a substance which causes another substance to be oxidized
A compound that causes oxidation, thereby itself becoming reduced. pH : The negative logarithm of the hydrogen ion activity (less precisely, concentration) as determined by indicators or electrometric means; used as a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.
A substance that oxidizes some other species and is itself reduced. (Segal, 962) Ozone (O3), is a very powerful oxidizing agent, initiating chemical oxidation-reduction reactions with other substances.
a substance that has the potential to cause another substance to be oxidized. This agent gains electrons in a redox reaction and therefore is the reduced substance.
A compound that causes oxidation, thereby itself being reduced.
a term describing a substance which usually accepts electrons from other compounds; an electron 'grabber'.
A substance that accepts electrons in an oxidation-reduction reaction. A substance that causes the oxidation of a reactant molecule.
A substance which adds 'oxygen' to a compound changing its nature in the process – often used in both foods and personal care/cosmetics products. Glossary of Terms - P
A chemical substance that gains electrons (i.e., is reduced) and brings about the oxidation of other substances in chemical oxidation and reduction (redox) reactions.
An oxidizing agent (also called an oxidant or oxidizer) is referred to as