oxidation-reduction love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons to another atom or ion.

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  • n. a reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction


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  • He was a Hungarian biochemist who had worked in a number of countries and had a special interest in oxidation-reduction mechanisms in the body.

    The Nobel Prize and the Discovery of Vitamins

  • Chance had reported that the surface fluorescence of other organs reflected the oxidation-reduction state of those tissues.

    Stanley B. Prusiner - Autobiography

  • They get their energy by oxidizing ferrous iron into ferric-but that's a change that can happen spontaneously if the oxidation-reduction potential and the pH of the solution are right, and both of those conditions can be affected by ordinary decay bacteria.

    A Case Of Conscience

  • The important principles around which practically all quantitative methods may be grouped are: Neutralization, solubility-product, oxidation-reduction, colorimetry, and evolution and measurement of gases.

    The University of Virginia Record

  • Electrochemical cells are made possible through oxidation-reduction reactions.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Representing different sides of the cellular oxidation-reduction process, NAD (P) H is only fluorescent in its reduced form, while FPs are only fluorescent when oxidized.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Niacin -- Required by 200 enzymes for energy producing oxidation-reduction reactions, and appears to aid in DNA repair and stress responses.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • It is an intermediate in the oxidation-reduction pathway, contributing electrons to cytochrome c oxidase-the real oxygen binding enzyme.

    Planet Atheism

  • He discovered flavin proteins and did seminal work on oxidation-reduction enzymes that use NAD+ as a cofactor.

    Planet Atheism

  • - yeah, right, way I see it is, we got a surplus a genius an a shortage of guts aroun '' ere-an oxidation-reduction cycle, 's what it is, down there in that dust they're playin 'the same ol' game we are, only not so profitable.

    Across The Sea Of Suns


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