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Oxidant Definition


This is the hazard symbol for oxidizers.

This is the hazard symbol for oxidants.

European Chemicals Bureau

Definition: An oxidant is a reactant that removes electrons from other reactants during a redox reaction.

Also Known As: oxidizer, oxidizing agent

Examples: Hydrogen peroxide, ozone, and nitric acid are all oxidizers.

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