Molecule of the Week
January 26, 2007
Hydrogen peroxide, found in medicine cabinets around the world, is a powerful oxidizing agent. On human skin, an enzyme unlocks the oxidizing potential allowing it to kill germs. Concentrated hydrogen peroxide is used as a reactant in glow sticks, color safe bleach, and even rocket fuels.
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