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noun, plural: oxidizers

Any substance that has the ability to oxidize other substance.


An oxidizing agent or oxidizer is a substance that accepts or receives electron from another substance, hence, is consequently reduced. Since it accepts electrons it is also called an electron acceptor.

Also called: oxidant, oxidizing agent.

See also: redox reaction.

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... in biological oxidation are reducers donors, and oxidisers - acceptors of electrons? The respiratory chain carries electrons to the ultimate oxidizer - oxygen but aren't these electrons in fact the positively charged hydrogens from NAD.H2. I know that these is a shambolic sum of questions ...

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by blackbird27
Fri May 25, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Oxidation
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Breaking Down Hydro-Silica Gels Within the Body

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by vincio
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Breaking Down Hydro-Silica Gels Within the Body
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Question about Phylogenetic Trees generated by MEGA 4.0

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by twinmomma
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Question about Phylogenetic Trees generated by MEGA 4.0
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The Fiber Disease

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by canalon
Wed May 24, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Teeth whitening - White Strips and Ionic White

I suspect (though I am not a dentist, so I'm just guessing), that the long-term use problem is that the whitening compound (probably an oxidizer like hydrogen peroxide) will also oxidize the enamel that protects your teeth. A little bit here and there is fine, but you don't regrow enamel, ...

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by pdavis68
Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Teeth whitening - White Strips and Ionic White
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