oxidizing agent


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oxidizing agent

n
(Elements & Compounds) chem a substance that oxidizes another substance, being itself reduced in the process. Common oxidizing agents are oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, and ferric salts. Compare reducing agent
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Noun1.oxidizing agent - a substance that oxidizes another substanceoxidizing agent - a substance that oxidizes another substance
chemical agent - an agent that produces chemical reactions
hydrogen peroxide, peroxide - a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used (in aqueous solutions) as a mild disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
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hapetin
酸化剤

oxidizing agent

n (Chem) → Oxidationsmittel nt, → Oxidans nt (spec)
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It only requires a cheap and safe oxidizing agent (atmospheric oxygen) and a nonhazardous and inexpensive catalyst (titanium dioxide).
The clay/water relationship, as well as the use of water as a bond, coolant and oxidizing agent must also be factored into the processing of system sand.
The N-Acetyl-D-neuraminic acid market can be segmented by its properties such as strong oxidizing agent and stable oxidizing agent.
Key statements polymer having a carbon-carbon double bond in a main chain is decomposed by subjecting the carbon-carbon double bond to oxidative cleavage using an oxidizing agent such as periodic acid to decrease the molecular weight, polymer chains of the decomposed polymer are combined by changing acido-basic properties such that a system containing the decomposed polymer becomes basic when acidic and becomes acidic when basic, and a modified polymer in which the structure has been changed is obtained.
Summary: An efficient new method for the preparation of triphenodioxazines (TPDOs) using p- chloranil as oxidizing agent in conc.
has received a patent for a composition for coating a metal substrate comprised of an aqueous carrier; an oxidizing agent; and first and second salts.
The other chamber, the cathode, was filled with potassium ferricyanide, a chemical that acts as an oxidizing agent to round out the electrical circuit.
The combination of UV wavelengths provides the necessary energy required to convert oxygen dissolved in water into a powerful oxidizing agent. Hydroxyl radicals produced through this process react to oxidize and convert the dissolved organic molecules to carbon dioxide.
A spray of sodium carbonate, bicarbonate, and trace amounts of one of the iron-ligand catalysts, followed by a spray of the oxidizing agent tertiary butyl hydroperoxide, killed all spores in tests with the bacterium Bacillus atrophaeus, the scientists reported in Pittsburgh last month at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual meeting (see http://www.scienee news.org/articles/20041106/food.asp).
Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizing agent and more rapid loss means the presence of more antioxidants.
There is no doubt that chlorine is an excellent disinfectant, but is a weaker oxidizing agent compared with ozone.
"You can oxidize it to hexavalent chromium if you treat the wood with an aggressive oxidizing agent like a bleach, which is a component of some of the deck washes and deck brighteners."