Oxidation - Definition

July 2017


Definition


Oxidation, or redox, is the chemical reaction involving a molecule of oxygen. In this process a chemical element, named the reducing agent of the reaction, loses electrons (small particles that gravitate around its surface) to an oxygen atom, which is named the oxidizing agent of the reaction. The numerous oxidation processes being carried out in the body principally serve to produce enough energy to the different cells of the body.

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