Translation of oxidizing agent in Spanish:

oxidizing agent

agente oxidante, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɑksəˌdaɪzɪŋ ˌeɪdʒənt/

noun

  • 1

    agente oxidante masculine
    • When an oxidizing agent removes electrons from a molecule, the chemical structure of the molecule is changed, and the physical properties (like color) are altered.
    • The hypochlorite ion is an oxidizing agent that sterilizes water by ridding it of microorganisms.
    • The oxidizing agent causes the oxidation of an atom by receiving an electron from that atom and is itself reduced.
    • Species that cause oxidation are called oxidants or oxidizing agents.
    • Bacteria act as oxidizing agents, releasing electrons to an anode immersed in the wastewater.