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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So potassium persulfate in acidic medium as oxidizing agent at higher temperature is not practical.
Oxidizing agents, such as peroxides, can destroy cells, including bacterial spores, but they work slowly.
The pipelines stretch between the launch pad and facilities to store liquid fuel and an oxidizing agent, the sources said.
The peroxyl radical is an oxidizing agent akin to the type our cells generate day in and day out during ordinary metabolism, says Cao, who is a chemist and medical doctor.
[FeCl.sub.3] (98%, pure, Merck) as oxidizing agent, pyrrole (GC, 99%, Aldrich) and solvents like acetonitrile (HLPC, 99.8% Aldrich), benzene (GC, [is greater than] 99%, Merck) or toluene (GC, [is greater than] 99%, Merck) were used.
Summary: According to a recent Fact.MR study, over 1,212,000 tons of magnesium nitrate hexahydrate were sold in 2017, with its use as an oxidizing agent poised to account for nearly 40% of volume sales by 2028-end.
It is comprised of: composition A, which is comprised an alkali agent; composition B, which is comprised of an oxidizing agent; and composition C, which is comprised of a powdery oxidation assistant; and a hair cosmetic applicator.
Because cupric oxide is an oxidizing agent -- a reactive chemical that removes electrons from other compounds -- it may pose a risk.
Ozone is a powerful oxidizing agent and can cause a wide range of symptoms in humans, including lacrimation, irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth, throat, and bronchial tubes, headaches, coughing and even deterioration in lung function.
Together with peroxititanic acid, an oxidizing agent, these two primary ingredients create a microcrystalline self-cleaning coating approximately 100 nanometers or less in thickness (a nanometer is a billionth of a meter).
The gas is effective because it's a strong oxidizing agent that disrupts the cell membrane of the bacteria, and this causes the cell to die.
With it, they could watch bursts of the oxidizing agent hydrogen peroxide as it was released in a cell.