deoxidize


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deoxidize

[dē′äk·sə‚dīz]
(chemistry)
To remove oxygen by any of several processes.
To reduce from the state of an oxide.
(metallurgy)
To remove an oxide film from a metal surface.
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It is standard practice for foundries to deoxidize the melt with the addition of aluminum.
2], acting as an electrophile, deoxidizes zwitterion 23 and alkoxide 26, resulting in formation of two [O.
Excessive use of ground water may cause high levels of alkaline minerals in soils as in the western United States; the bicarbonate ammonium carbonate not only neutralizes alkaline species but also deoxidizes salt into stable compounds like water and calcium carbonate.