Definition of hydrogen peroxide in English:

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hydrogen peroxide

Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəjən pəˈräkˌsīd/


A colorless, viscous, unstable liquid with strong oxidizing properties, commonly used in diluted form in disinfectants and bleaches.
  • Chemical formula: H2O2.
Example sentences
  • This can be carried out using chemical oxidation agents such as hydrogen peroxide, ozone, or potassium dichromate.
  • That doesn't produce enough hydrogen peroxide to oxidize all organic matter in the soil.
  • Typically, hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizing and reducing agent.

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Syllabification: hy·dro·gen per·ox·ide

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