oxidation-reduction reaction


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ox·i·da·tion-re·duc·tion

(ok'si-dā'shŭn-rē-dŭk'shŭn),
Any chemical oxidation or reduction reaction, which must, in toto, comprise both oxidation and reduction; the basis for calling all oxidative enzymes (formerly oxidases) oxidoreductases. Often shortened to "redox."

oxidation-reduction reaction

A chemical interaction in which one substance is oxidized and loses electrons, and thus is increased in positive valence, while another substance gains an equal number of electrons by being reduced and thus is decreased in positive valence. This is called a redox system or reaction.

oxidation-reduction reaction

a reversible chemical process in which electrons are transferred from one molecule to another.
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The microbes can also produce end-products--such as sulfur compounds, alcohols and aldehydes--that can participate in the oxidation-reduction reactions occurring in the juice or wine, or that can be substrates of oxidation such as fatty acids.
Electrons are donated and accepted in a sequence of oxidation-reduction reactions between the complexes and cytochrome proteins.
Metal dissolution--the surface of a metal anode begins to dissolve as part of the oxidation-reduction reactions (dissolved metal remains in an anodic film)

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