oxidation-reduction


oxidation-reduction
Any chemical oxidation or reduction reaction, which must, in toto, comprise both oxidation and reduction; the basis for calling all oxidative enzymes (formerly oxidases) oxidoreductases. Often shortened to “redox.”

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oxidation-reduction n a chemical reaction in which one or more electrons are transferred from one atom or molecule to another called also oxidoreduction, redox

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ox·i·da·tion-re·duc·tion (ok″sĭ-daґshən re-dukґshən) the chemical reaction whereby electrons are removed (oxidation) from atoms of the substance being oxidized and transferred to atoms being reduced (reduction). Called also redox.

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