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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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The introduction of a small quantity of Cu into the Fe/YSZ enhanced the low-temperature reduction and oxidation reactivity.
The reduction and oxidation behaviour of oxygen carriers of NiO/Ni[Al.sub.2][O.sub.4] has been investigated in a fluidized bed reactor and a TGA.
Gayan, "Temperature Variations in the Oxygen Carrier Particles during Their Reduction and Oxidation in a Chemical-Looping Combustion System," Chem.