Organichemica
Basic Organic Chemistry

A Tutorial

Dave Woodcock ©2001

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orbital

The three dimensional volume of space occupied by an electron in an electron wave.

An atomic orbital refers to an electron wave around an atom.
A molecular orbital refers to an electron wave associated with more than one atom.

oxidation

(1) A positive change in the oxidation number of an element during a reaction.
(2) Addition of oxygen to a compound during a reaction.
(3) Removal of hydrogen from a compound during a reaction.
See reduction.

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