Oxidation can be defined in three ways as:
(i) Oxidation as the addition of Oxygen:
Oxygen combines with other elements to produce oxides. e.g. Rusting of Iron
(ii) Oxygen as removal of Hydrogen:
Oxidation is also the process in which Hydrogen is removed from a compound.
(iii) Oxidation as removal of Electrons:
Oxidation is also the process in which there is a loss of electrons.
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