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oxidizing agent

[′äk·sə‚dīz·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(chemistry)
Compound that gives up oxygen easily, removes hydrogen from another compound, or attracts negative electrons. Also known as oxidant.
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The beauty of PACT is that, because singlet oxygen is a non-specific oxidising agent and is only present during illumination, it is highly unlikely that a population of cells would become resistant.
2] from free air acts as the oxidising agent to take up the electrons and protons to produce [H.
This turns them into an oxidising agent, breaking down dirt and pollution into smaller particles - such as carbon dioxide and water.