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(Chemistry) (modifier) another term for oxidation-reduction
[C20: from red(uction) + ox(idation)]
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a chemical reaction between two substances in which one substance is oxidized and the other reduced.
Also called redox.
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Noun1.redox - a reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
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Figure 6 shows that the larger the potential is displaced in the negative direction, the higher the reversible oxidation and reduction currents of the Ru(III)/Ru(IV) couple at 0.5 V are.
Also, Nicholson introduced a method to calculate [k.sup.0] (heterogeneous electron transfer constant) using the difference between oxidation and reduction potential at different scan rates.
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