reduction potential

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reduction potential

[ri′dək·shən pə‚ten·chəl]
(physical chemistry)
The potential drop involved in the reduction of a positively charged ion to a neutral form or to a less highly charged ion, or of a neutral atom to a negatively charged ion.
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Here again, Traherne deploys scientific writings in ways that counter the reductive potential inherent in empiricism as we find him resisting Neo-Epicurean idioms that reduce human beings to a "heap of Atoms" (75).
The Antioxidant Activity of CPP in vitro Reductive Potential of CPP
Because screwcaps make for a more anaerobic environment than other closures, reductive potential in wine can be brought to the fore, resulting in sulfide off-odors.