Reactivity of hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a strange substance. It is somewhat similar to water but has completely different properties. For example, you should never try to put out a fire with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide can react as a powerful oxidizer in high concentrations. Unlike water, H2O2 is extremely reactive and breaks down easily. In the process,… Continue reading Reactivity of hydrogen peroxide

The structure of the H2O2 molecules

When it comes to the structure of hydrogen peroxide, many think of its chemical brother H2O. But you should also keep an eye out for O2 because H2O2 lies chemically right in the middle. Here are some rough structures that come up: The structures drawn in red are more or less correct. So, as so… Continue reading The structure of the H2O2 molecules

Synthesis of hydrogen peroxide

Old procedures If the oxides of alkali or alkaline earth metals are reacted with oxygen, the corresponding peroxides are obtained. The barium peroxide is particularly important. 2 BaO + O2 -> 2 BaO2 Formally, we have the barium salt of hydrogen peroxide here. If we add a stronger acid to this salt, the weak acid… Continue reading Synthesis of hydrogen peroxide