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the chemical reaction whereby electrons are removed (oxidation) from atoms of the substance being oxidized and transferred to those being reduced (reduction).


Contraction of oxidation-reduction. See: oxidation-reduction potential.


Contraction of reduction-oxidation.
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Shemilt: "Understanding the mechanism of the formation of chlorine dioxide led to the R2 process, which reacted sodium chlorate, sodium chloride and sulphuric acid to form chlorine dioxide, chlorine, and sodium sulphate, thus utilizing all six oxidating equivalents of the sodium chlorate.
A grab sample may compromise the accuracy of the measurement as temperature changes cause fluctuations in dissolved ions and pH and oxidating and reducing species concentrations.
This oxidating chemical can destroy the membranes of living cells, including RBCs.