Definitions for oxidation-reduction
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a chemical reaction between two substances in which one substance is oxidized and the other reduced.
Ref: Also called redox.
Origin of oxidation-reduction:
oxidation-reduction, oxidoreduction, redox(noun)
a reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A chemical reaction in which an electron is transferred from one molecule to another. The electron-donating molecule is the reducing agent or reductant; the electron-accepting molecule is the oxidizing agent or oxidant. Reducing and oxidizing agents function as conjugate reductant-oxidant pairs or redox pairs (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1982, p471).
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