Definitions for "Oxidizing Atmosphere"
Oxygen-rich firing atmosphere.
Furnace atmosphere which gives off oxygen under certain conditions or where there is an excess of oxygen in the product of combustion, or the products of combustion are oxidizing to the metal being heated.
An atmosphere is the kiln during firing when a maximum amount of oxygen is allowed into the kiln.
Keywords:  molecule, gaseous, ion, positive, atom
Gaseous environment in which an element or ion changes from a lower to a higher positive oxidation state (i.e., removes one or more electrons from an atom, ion, or molecule).
uses up free H molecules relatively quickly.