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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).
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Contraction of oxidation-reduction. See: oxidation-reduction potential.
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Contraction of reduction-oxidation.
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This is attributed to the chemodosimetric reaction for [Cu.sup.2+] and the divalent metal ion-coupled electrochemical reaction for other metal ions in the redox chemistry of AQCD.
Guo T, Delaune RD, Patrick WH, Jr (1997b) The effect of sediment redox chemistry on solubility/chemically active forms of selected metals in bottom sediment receiving produced water discharge.
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A fascinating pattern of redox chemistry is emerging: nucleophilicity of one metal atom is dramatically enhanced through anchiomeric assistance from its neighbor via Ir-Ir bond formation or cleavage; corresponding one-electron reactions afford spin-delocalized bimetallic radicals.