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what is meant by oxidation?
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Oxidation and reduction are terms used to describe electron move. They have no particular meaning when referring to oxygen. Oxidation is the release of electrons from an atom, molecule , whereas reduction is the acquire of electrons.
answered Oct 24, 2010 by trianswer (22,754 points)
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Oxidation is the interaction between oxygen molecules and all the different substances they may contact, from metal to living tissue.
answered Jan 4, 2011 by trianswer (22,754 points)