What is oxidation?

Oxidation is Loss, Reduction is Gain (of electrons).

New type of oxidation chemical reaction revealed

Since the study of modern chemistry was initiated, only 36 basic types of chemical reactions have been fully described. Recently, researchers at MIT, building on the work of another study published 30 years ago, have fully described the mechanisms of a 37th reaction –  a low-temperature oxidation that results in the decomposition of complex organic molecules known as gamma-ketohydroperoxides. The reaction