oxidation-reduction
noun Date: 1909 a chemical reaction in which one or more electrons are transferred from one atom or molecule to another

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  • oxidation-reduction — /ok si day sheuhn ri duk sheuhn/, Chem. n. 1. a chemical reaction between two substances in which one substance is oxidized and the other reduced. adj. 2. of or pertaining to such a reaction. Also called redox. [1905 10] * * * or redox Any… …   Universalium

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  • oxidation-reduction potential — noun : the potential at which oxidation occurs at the anode and reduction at the cathode in an electrochemical cell; especially : the standard potential referred to the standard hydrogen electrode as zero symbol E°; called also redox potential;… …   Useful english dictionary

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