Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: oxidation state
  1. The degree of oxidation of an atom or ion or molecule; for simple atoms or ions the oxidation number is equal to the ionic charge
    "the oxidation state of hydrogen is +1 and of oxygen is -2";
    - oxidation number

Derived forms: oxidation states

Type of: number

Encyclopedia: Oxidation state