Glossary “oxidation reaction” Definition:
Chemical reaction in which electrons are added to a compound, such as when oxygen molecules combine with other molecules to form a new compound.
Glossary “oxidation catalyst” Definition:
A two-way catalytic converter which promotes the oxidation of HC and CO in an engine’s exhaust stream, as distinguished from a three-way or reduction catalyst.
Glossary “oxidation inhibitor” Definition:
Additive that are added to reduce the reaction of chemicals in gasoline that react to oxygen.
Glossary “oxidation” Definition:
1). The process in which one element of a compound is combined with oxygen in a chemical process that produces another compound. 2). The combination of a substance with oxygen forming an oxide, such as rust.