Ozone Oxidation Potential
Oxidation is a chemical reaction where electrons are lost by atoms, ions or molecules and the reduction is the gain of electrons.
Despite the similarity of the name, oxidation reactions do not have to involve atoms or molecules of oxygen.
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Oxidation, for non-chemicals, is commonly just burning or rusting. Depending on the time it takes:
Instantly – it’s a BLAST
Quickly – it is BURNING
Slowly – it is CORROSION
By acting on a molecular level, it is simply the OXIDATION or part of the oxidation-reduction process. It can occur in gaseous or solid states, as well as in liquids.
Oxidation potential, or redox potential, as is also known, is the measure of the tendency of a chemical species to acquire electrons and be reduced. Potential Oxidation is measured as a voltage. The greater the oxidation potential, the greater the tendency to be reduced and thus create an exchange of electrons with other chemical species.
|Species||Formula||Oxidation Potential, (eV)||Notes|
– explosive in water
– very short half life (nano-seconds)
– can be created using ozone, hydrogen peroxide & UV light
– rapidly combines with itself to form O2, or combines with an O2 molecule to form O3
– can be created via corona discharge & UV ozone generation
– excellent oxidizer in water or air
– reverts back to oxygen
– ideal for chemical synthesis & ozonolysis reactions
– liquid application only
– primary ingredient in toilet bowl cleaners
– can give off toxic chlorine gas
– very toxic & poisonous
– disagreeable odor
– considered a weak acid
– used primarily for bleaching pulp wood