17th October 2019

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What is it used for hydrogen peroxide?

Hydrogen peroxide is a mild antiseptic used on the skin to prevent infection of minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. It may also be used as a mouth rinse to help remove mucus or to relieve minor mouth irritation (e.g., due to canker/cold sores, gingivitis).

Similarly, what is 3% hydrogen peroxide?

Peroxide is a bleaching agent and is used for lightened hair. Dilute 3% Hydrogen peroxide with water (50 / 50) and spray the solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through.

How is hydrogen peroxide used as a disinfectant?

Hydrogen peroxide has been used as an antiseptic since the 1920s because it kills bacteria cells by destroying their cell walls. This process is called oxidation because the compound's oxygen atoms are incredibly reactive, and they attract, or steal, electrons.

Is hydrogen peroxide an acid or a base?

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is not a base. It's acidic. Hydrogen Peroxide is a weak Lewis acid which is highly air-sensitive.
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