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Peroxide ion

Peroxide is a dangerous and corrosive oxidizer.

Chemical Formula: O22-
Layman's explanation: Dr. I. N. Love reported the first medical use of peroxide in 1888 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In it he described the many successful treatments of diseases with peroxide. It would be used following World War I to treat pneumonia. Peroxide is very toxic and can cause severe skin irritations. Contact with many organic compounds can lead to immediate fires or violent explosions. Peroxide is most commonly used for bleaching, deodorizing, and antiseptic purposes. It is a common lab reagent and is used in epoxidation, hydroxylation, and oxidation-reduction reactions. The human body produces peroxide in the immune system to fight off invading microorganisms and aid in metabolizing fats, vitamins, proteins, and carbohydrates.
Keywords: toxic, corrosive, oxidizer

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