I have just managed to understand the difference between oxidation and reduction. So basically if A oxidises B, then B loses electrons, right? But what does this formulation mean: "A is oxidized on B"? What is this "on" suppose to mean? That A is losing electrons to B or vice-versa?
Sorry if this sounds like a very stupid question, but I'm really confused by presence of "on something"
EDIT: If you search for this
"Carbonate-based electrolytes commonly used in Li-ion batteries are reduced on negative electrodes"
on Google, you will find the first paper and this specific formulation.
And here you can find the paper: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01727?journalCode=jpclcd