Definition of Reducing agent

1. Noun. A substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the loose silver.

Exact synonyms: Reducer, Reductant
Generic synonyms: Chemical Agent
Specialized synonyms: Hydrazine
Derivative terms: Reduce, Reduce



Definition of Reducing agent

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any substance that reduces, or donates electrons to, another; in so doing, it becomes oxidized. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Reducing agent

1. A molecule that donates an electron in an oxidation-reduction reaction. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reducing Agent

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Literary usage of Reducing agent

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1903)
"SILVER AS A reducing agent. BY WS HENDRIXSON. Received March 94,1903. As has been pointed out, silver, in a finely divided condition, is dissolved by ..."

2. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1906)
"Hydrogen Dioxide also a reducing agent. — We have seen that a. reducing agent is one that adds hydrogen to a compound. We must now add that it is also .one ..."

3. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1903)
"Hydrogen Dioxide also a reducing agent. — We have seen that a reducing agent is one that adds hydrogen to a compound. We must now add that it is also one ..."

4. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1903)
"The iodine is recognized at once by its brown color, or by its power to color starch paste blue. Hydrogen Dioxide also a reducing agent. ..."

5. Second Year College Chemistry by William Henry Chapin (1922)
"Zinc as a reducing agent. Iron is commonly determined volumetrically by reducing it to the ferrous condition and then titrating with a standard oxidizer, ..."

6. Inorganic Chemistry by Ira Remsen (1898)
"CARBON MONOXIDE is A GOOD reducing agent. Experiment 185.—Pass carbon monoxide over some heated copper oxide contained in a hard-glass tube. ..."

7. Aluminium: Its History, Occurrence, Properties, Metallurgy and Applications by Joseph William Richards (1896)
"If in place of free hydrogen gas or free carbon we use as a reducing agent a combination of these two which gives 0w/heat in its dissociation into carbon ..."

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