Share this entry

reductant Syllabification: re·duc·tant
Pronunciation: /rəˈdəktənt/

Definition of reductant in English:

noun

Chemistry
A reducing agent.
Example sentences
  • Some substances are capable of acting either as reductants or as oxidants, e.g., hydrogen peroxide and nitrous acid.
  • Other species can serve as sources of hydrogen or electrons and likewise participate in redox reactions as reductants.
  • Carbohydrates not only provide the acceptor of sulphide for cysteine biosynthesis, they are the source of reductants for sulphate reduction in non-photosynthetic tissues.

Definition of reductant in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
adjective
arrogantly superior and disdainful