Origin of oxidation
Related Words for oxidationdecay, decomposition, erosion, deterioration, rust, inferno, heat, blaze, bonfire, dilapidation, rot, wear, blight, mold, corruption, oxidation, degeneration, combustion, scorching, searing
Examples from the Web for oxidation
Contemporary Examples of oxidation
Unlike metals like iron, which rusts and corrodes dramatically, chromium remains stable after oxidation and subsequent burial.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.
Matthew R. Francis
November 2, 2014
Historical Examples of oxidation
The annealing cannot be carried out in air, owing to the tendency to oxidation.On Laboratory Arts
(p. 61) The author continues his investigations of the oxidation of cellulose.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
It must have been new when this world froze, for there was no sign of corrosion or oxidation.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
The compounds formed by the oxidation of any element are called oxides.
The heat generated by this oxidation is the source of the heat of the body.
- the act or process of oxidizing
- (as modifier)an oxidation state; an oxidation potential
Word Origin and History for oxidation
1791, from French oxidation (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier, noun of action from oxider "oxidize," from oxide (see oxide).
- 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.