Definitions

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  • Capable of being oxidized.

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  • adjective Capable of being oxidized.

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  • adjective Capable of being oxidized.

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  • adjective capable of undergoing a chemical reaction with oxygen

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Examples

  • The simulation of N2O emissions requires consideration of the combined N and C cycles, because the substrates of denitrification include electron acceptors (NO3) as well as oxidizable C substrates.

    Effects of changes in climate and UV radiation levels on function of arctic ecosystems in the short and long term

  • Chlorine reacts immediately with all the oxidizable substances which may be present in the water (organic matter and certain mineral substances as well as pathogens and other organisms).

    1. Water in camps of Displaced people

  • Also significant was the presence of more “easily oxidizable” polyunsaturated fat (7.5 to 8.7 grams a day) than in the Western diets (10 to 30 grams).

    The New Super-Nutrition

  • Also significant was the presence of more “easily oxidizable” polyunsaturated fat (7.5 to 8.7 grams a day) than in the Western diets (10 to 30 grams).

    The New Super-Nutrition

  • Chlorine also reacts with many other oxidizable water constituents such as iron and manganese compounds, ammonia, and compounds thereof (forming chloramines), as well as numerous types of organic particles.

    3. Technologies

  • Berzelius overlooked - accounts only uncertainly for the promotion of sulphurous acid oxidation by stating that the oxygen would be supplied to the oxidizable substance by the oxides of nitrogen in a more convenient or suitable form

    Wilhelm Ostwald - Nobel Lecture

  • It may be that development in the near future will reveal the importance for our organism of copper concerning oxidation and of vitamin C with certain followers in plants, viz. oxidating enzyme, and oxidizable and reducible substances

    Physiology or Medicine 1937 - Presentation Speech

  • These substances are the fats and oils of various kinds, less powerful sources of energy than the proteins, but they contain more potential energy than the carbohydrates because they are more oxidizable.

    The Doctrine of Evolution Its Basis and Its Scope

  • He believes the hydrocarbons exert a direct influence only; being more oxidizable than fats, they guard the latter from oxidation.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, September 26, 1891

  • Attempts have hitherto been made to protect the iron by covering it with other and less easily oxidizable metals.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883

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