Monday, October 7, 2013

Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent delicate materials like silk, wool, hair which wool be destroyed by chlorine, are bleached with hydrogen peroxide.
  • It act as a aerating agent in production of sponge rubber.
  • It destroys bacteria and hence it is used as an antiseptic and germicide for washing wounds, teeth and ears.
  • It is used as a oxidizing agent.
  • It is used as an Antichlor.
  • It is also used as a propellant in rockets.
  • For pollution control of domestic effluents where it restores the aerobic conditions of sewage waste for pollution control of industrial effluents containing CN-  ions. H2O2  oxidizes CN- ions to harmless product. 

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