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redox

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Pronunciation: /ˈriːdɒks
 
, ˈrɛdɒks
 
/

Definition of redox in English:

noun

[mass noun, usually as modifier] Chemistry
Oxidation and reduction considered together as complementary processes: redox reactions involve electron transfer
More example sentences
  • In every redox reaction, an atom must increase its oxidation state and an atom must decrease its oxidation state.
  • Species that participate in redox reactions are described as either reducing or oxidizing agents.
  • Bacterial redox reactions with minerals are already being exploited in mining low grade or inaccessible ores.

Origin

1920s: blend of reduction and oxidation.

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