oxidant

in atmospheric chemistry
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.O04361
A very qualitative term which includes any and all trace gases which have a greater @O04362@ potential than oxygen (for example, ozone, peroxyacetyl nitrate, hydrogen peroxide, organic @P04510@, NO3, etc.). It is recommended that alternative, more definitive terms be used which define the specific oxidant of interest whenever possible.
Source:
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2204 [Terms] [Paper]