Definition of reductant in English:

reductant

Line breaks: re|duc¦tant
Pronunciation: /rɪˈdʌkt(ə)nt
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A reducing agent.
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    • 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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