Oxidizer

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Definition

noun, plural: oxidizers

Any substance that has the ability to oxidize other substance.


Supplement

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.