Oxidation

Science / Chemistry / Oxidation: Oxidation is the loss of one or more electrons by an atom, molecule, or ion. Oxidation is accompanied by an increase in oxidation number on the atoms, molecules, or ions that lose electrons.

Oxidation Number

Science / Chemistry / Oxidation Number: A convention for representing a charge of an atom embedded within a compound, if the compound were purely ionic. For example, H2O is a covalent compound; if it were ionic, the hydrogens would be H+ (o MORE

Autoxidation

Science / Chemistry / Autoxidation: Oxidation caused by exposure to air. Rust is an example of autoxidation. Autoxidation makes ether taken from half-filled bottles very dangerous, because air oxidizes ether to highly explosive organic MORE

Oxidation Half Reaction

Science / Chemistry / Oxidation Half Reaction: That part of a redox reaction that involves loss of electrons. In the oxidation half reaction, the oxidation number of one or more atoms within the reactants is increased. MORE

Oxidation Product

Entertainment / Photography / Oxidation Product: Is the chemical produced by a color developer during the conversion of exposed silver halides to black metallic silver. MORE

Copper Peptide

Health / Vitamins / Copper Peptide: Compound consisting of a peptide (small fragment of protein) and copper atom, known to benefit in tissue regeneration therapy, used in treating wounds and skin lesions, but also gastrointestinal condi MORE

Preservative

Business / Construction / Preservative: Any pesticide substance that, for a reasonable length of time, will prevent the action of wood-destroying fungi, insect borers, and similar destructive agents when the wood has been properly coated o MORE

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