Oxidation, in common parlance, is the process or product of a substance combining with oxygen. The oxidation process may be slow as when a hammer left outside overnight rusts (iron changing to iron oxide). A faster examp... More »

The oxidation number of calcium is two. The oxidation number of calcium refers to the number of electrons lost by an atom when a chemical compound is being created. A molecule's oxidation number, also called an oxidation... More »

In chemistry, OIL RIG is a mnemonic device to help students remember the difference between oxidation and reduction. It stands for "Oxidation is loss, reduction is gain." It refers to the transfer of oxygen, hydrogen and... More »

Oxidation reactions occur when the reactant loses electrons and may involve the addition of oxygen or the loss of hydrogen, while reduction reactions occur when the reactant gains electrons and may involve the loss of ox... More »

In chemistry, the term "property" is frequently used to describe the attributes of a substance, such as density, oxidation, state of matter, mass, conductivity, color, bonding and many other traits. These properties are ... More »

A rust inhibitor is a type of substance or chemical compound that reduces the rate of oxidation. It also helps prevent early rust damage from occurring. More »

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Not all metal rusts, but the metals that do rust do so because of an oxidation reaction between the metal and water and oxygen. Oxidation is the process by which a substance incorporates oxygen into its molecular structu... More »

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