Occurs when a compound donates electrons to an oxidizing agent. Also combination with oxygen or removal of hydrogen in reactions where there is no overt passage of electrons from one species to another.

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  • Oxidation — vgl. Oxydation …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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  • Oxidation — Oxidiertes (verrostetes) Eisen Die Oxidation (oder Oxydation) ist eine chemische Reaktion, bei der ein zu oxidierender Stoff (Elektronendonator) Elektronen abgibt. Die formale Oxidationszahl des Atoms im Molekül wird erhöht.[1] Oxidation …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oxidation — Verbrennung; Elektronenabgabe; Oxydation * * * Oxi|da|ti|on 〈f. 20; Chem.〉 das Oxidieren; Ggs Reduktion (3) [<frz.; → Oxid] * * * O|xi|da|ti|on [zu ↑ Oxid] seit 1970 im dt. Fachsprachgebrauch abgelehnte S: Oxydation: im ursprünglichen Sinn Bez …   Universal-Lexikon

  • oxidation — [[t]ɒ̱ksɪde͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Oxidation is a process in which a chemical substance changes because of the addition of oxygen. [TECHNICAL] Carbon dioxide is a necessary result of the oxidation of carbon compounds …   English dictionary

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