Glossary Term: Oxidative

(Oxidize, Oxidation, Oxidizing)

To combine or become combined chemically with oxygen. Redox (reduction-oxidation) reactions include all chemical reactions in which atoms have their oxidation state changed. In general redox reactions involve the transfer of electrons between species. This can be either a simple redox process, such as the oxidation of carbon to yield carbon dioxide (CO 2) or the reduction of carbon by hydrogen to yield methane (CH4), or a complex process such as the oxidation of glucose (C6H12O6) in the human body through a series of complex electron transfer processes.

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