oxidizing agent

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ox·i·diz·ing a·gent

(oksi-dīzing ājent)
A substance that oxidizes another substance by accepting electrons from it.
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Also, chemically pure solutions of KMn[O.sub.4] or [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] were used to oxidise the Fe(II) ions; the oxidisation time amounted to 5 min, and the doses of oxidising agents were determined in view of the concentration of Fe(II) at an amount equal to 100% of the stoichiometric demand.
They are used oxidising agents and bleaches in such varied domains as the chemical industry, textiles, food conservation, medical analysis and petroleum extraction.
The chemical counteracts the oxidising agents generated by sun, pollution and cigarette smoke.