oxidizing agent(redirected from Oxidizing ion)
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oxidizing agent[′äk·sə‚dīz·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
Compound that gives up oxygen easily, removes hydrogen from another compound, or attracts negative electrons. Also known as oxidant.
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