- (General) The process
in which a molecule, atom, or ion loses electrons to an oxidant.
The oxidized substance (which lost the electrons) increases
in positive valence. Oxidation never occurs alone, but always
occurs as part of the oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction.
The reduced substance gains electrons and thereby decreases
in positive valence.
A chemical reaction which occurs at the anode and results in
the loss of electrons from the anodic material.
- (Ion Exchange) Specific
attack on the crosslinking of the co-polymer of ion exchange
resins by an oxidant (chlorine, peroxide, ozone, or others)
leading to degradation (loss of structure of resin beads) and
shortening of the resin life.
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