Oxidise

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A molecule can be oxidised by the loss of electrons or Hydrogen atom

Many molecules that are oxidised often transfer the hydrogen to another molecule, therefore reducing it. The reduced molecule is known as the oxiding agent as it accepts the hydrogen[1]

Remember OIL RIG:

Oxidation
Is
Loss of electrons (and gain of Oxygen). 

Reduction
Is
Gain of electrons (and loss of Oxygen).

References

  1. www.chemguide.co.uk/inorganic/redox/definitions.htm
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