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Hydrogen Peroxide

Peroxide is an environmental alternative to chlorine based bleaches.

Chemical Formula: H2O2
Other names: Hydrogen Peroxide
Layman's explanation: Hydrogen peroxide is a viscous liquid that has strong oxidizing properties and is therefore a powerful bleaching agent that has found use as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidizer or monopropellant in rockets. It is commonly used (in very low concentrations, such as 5%) to bleach human hair. It burns the skin if it comes into contact in sufficient concentration. In lower concentrations, it is used medically for cleaning wounds and removing dead tissue. H2O2 is an environmental alternative to chlorine based bleaches and used to bleach textiles and paper products, and to manufacture or process foods, minerals, petrochemicals, and consumer products (detergents).
Keywords: bleach, disinfectant, propellant

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