oxidizing agent

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Substance that tends to give-off oxygen when the ambient temperature rises over a certain point and, thus, may cause ignition of sensitive organic material. This term includes oxidizers such as chlorates, perchlorates, peroxides, etc., that react spontaneously and vigorously on contact with some metals and other materials. Also called oxidant. See also reducing agent.

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You should try to always have an oxidizing agent around just in case you are ever in urgent need of one.
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I didn't know if the substance would be the oxidizing agent in the experiment and I didn't want to find out because chemistry scared me.
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You should always have a very good oxidizing agent on hand in case you ever need one in an emergency situation.
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