Definition of reductant in English:

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reductant

Pronunciation: /rəˈdəktənt/

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.

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Syllabification: re·duc·tant

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