reoxidation


reoxidation

noun Chemistry.

  1. the process or result of oxidizing.
  2. the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it oxidizes.

noun

    1. the act or process of oxidizing
    2. (as modifier)an oxidation state; an oxidation potential
n.

1791, from French oxidation (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier, noun of action from oxider “oxidize,” from oxide (see oxide).

n.

  1. The combination of a substance with oxygen.
  2. A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased.

  1. The chemical combination of a substance with oxygen.
  2. 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.

Any chemical reaction in which a material gives up electrons, as when the material combines with oxygen. Burning is an example of rapid oxidation; rusting is an example of slow oxidation. (See combustion and reduction.)

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