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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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Nitrocellulose is the propellent and ammonium nitrate is used as the oxidising agent.
Four groups of chemical companies have been fined a total of 79 million for having shared the market and fixed prices of sodium chlorate, an oxidising agent used mainly for bleaching paper, announced the European Commission on 11 June.
HP is an oxidising agent used in the pulp and paper manufacturing industries for bleaching textiles, disinfection and other environmental applications such as sewage treatment.
Potassium permanganate is described as a strong oxidising agent and it has many uses.