Hydrogen dioxide


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a thick, colorless liquid, H2O2, resembling water, but having a bitter, sour taste, produced by the action of acids on barium peroxide. It decomposes into water and oxygen, and is manufactured in large quantities for an oxidizing and bleaching agent. Called also oxygenated water.<- usually="" "hydrogen="" peroxide",="" or="" "peroxide"="" in="" weak="" solutions="" used="" as="" an="" antiseptic-="">

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