Antioxidants

Antioxidants Definition:

Antioxidants are radical scavengers that prevent autooxidation by preventing radical chain reactions from beginning.

Antioxidants Explained:

BHA, as shown above, is an example of an antioxidant. The tert-butyl groups provide steric hindrance, thus preventing radicalization of long chain molecules when reacted with radicals.

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