I'm doing a little self-teaching to reinforce what I thought I knew, but I'm chasing my tail and getting more confused. Let me step through my thinking. Please tell me what I'm missing:
1. An oxidizer can be defined as a substance that gives oxygen to something else, or as a substance that takes electrons from something else.
2. Higher ORP readings correspond with higher levels of HOCl. Why is that, when it is more electrically neutral than OCL-?
3. Hypochlorite (OCl-) is a stronger oxidizer despite already having the negative charge, so maybe it is because it will give up its oxygen? It doesn't seem like it should be due to electrons.
So high ORP relates to sanitation (re:the electrical definition of "oxidizer") and burning up of organics relates to the "oxygen" definition of "oxidizer"? Maybe I'm just getting caught up in words that can mean 2 different things? Feels like my brain is getting "reduced".