Meaning of oxidizing agent in English:

oxidizing agent

Translate oxidizing agent into Spanish

noun

Chemistry
  • A substance that tends to bring about oxidation by being reduced and gaining electrons.

    ‘The oxidizing agent causes the oxidation of an atom by receiving an electron from that atom and is itself reduced.’
    • ‘When an oxidizing agent removes electrons from a molecule, the chemical structure of the molecule is changed, and the physical properties (like color) are altered.’
    • ‘The hypochlorite ion is an oxidizing agent that sterilizes water by ridding it of microorganisms.’
    • ‘Species that cause oxidation are called oxidants or oxidizing agents.’
    • ‘Bacteria act as oxidizing agents, releasing electrons to an anode immersed in the wastewater.’