Also ox·i·di·za·tion [ok-si-duh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɒk sɪ dəˈzeɪ ʃən/.
Origin of oxidation
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- the act or process of oxidizing
- (as modifier)an oxidation state; an oxidation potential
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Word Origin and History for oxidative
1791, from French oxidation (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier, noun of action from oxider "oxidize," from oxide (see oxide).
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- Of, relating to, or characterized by oxidation.
- 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.
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- 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.
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