Definition of Oxidation state

1. Noun. The degree of oxidation of an atom or ion or molecule; for simple atoms or ions the oxidation number is equal to the ionic charge. "The oxidation number of hydrogen is +1 and of oxygen is -2"

Exact synonyms: Oxidation Number
Generic synonyms: Number

Definition of Oxidation state

1. Noun. (chemistry) the state of an atom having a particular oxidation number ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxidation State

oxidation-fermentation test
oxidation-reduction electrode
oxidation-reduction indicator
oxidation-reduction potential
oxidation-reduction reaction
oxidation-reduction system
oxidation number
oxidation pond
oxidation state (current term)
oxidative metabolism
oxidative phosphorylation
oxidative stress

Literary usage of Oxidation state

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1. Proceedings of the Workshop on Long-lived Radionuclide Chemistry in Nuclear by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (1998)
"... to quantitative measurements of oxidation state distribution among the actinide elements. The techniques discussed in regard to their limitations and ..."

2. Radionuclide Retention in Geologic Media: Workshop Proceedings, Oskarshamn by Svensk kärnbränslehantering AB., OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"4.2 Use of data for other actinides and the oxidation-state analogy to establish ranges and probability distributions ofK^for Pu(III) and Pu(IV) Several ..."

3. Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"The oxidation state of material is a particularly important factor, especially for carbon. Carbon has eight oxidation states, which range from -4 (methane) ..."

4. Proceedings of the Workshop on Pyrochemical Separations: Avignon, France, 14 by European Commission, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2001)
"2) The oxidation state including the lower and mixed oxidation states as well as Tc ... spectrum within the same Tc oxidation state (Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, ..."

5. Thin Polymer and Phospholipid Films for Biosensors: Characterisation with by Torbjorn Tjarnhage (1997)
"... these frequency shifts reflect) are attributed to the influx or expulsion of water from the polymer which accompanies a change in oxidation state (Figs. ..."

6. Stabilization of Arsenic Wastes by Max Taylor, Robert Fuessle (1995)
"Metallic arsenic (oxidation state 0) is a facile reducing agent, ... The other common oxidation state of arsenic (-3) is normally found only in the highly ..."

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