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Oxidizing Agent

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  • An oxidizing agent or oxidant is a reagent employed to oxidize (see oxidation) a given species. In the reaction between the oxidizing agent and the species, the oxidizing agent is reduced (see reduction).

    eg: Oxidation of alkenes to epoxides using a peroxyacid as the oxidizing agent.

    see also reducing agent

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