The complete transfer of one or more electrons to a molecular entity
(also called 'electronation
'), and, more generally, the reverse of the processes described under oxidation
(2) and (3).
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077
(Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
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