what is oxidation?

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@ imbaai,

Very good answer! Keep posting!

@ simran97,

Right answer! Keep it up! But the answer you have provided is of higher level.

So in simple words, oxidation is just addition of oxygen to other molecule.

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A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased

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A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased

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 Addition of oxygen or removal of hydrogen from the reactants

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