why hydrogen peroxide acts an oxidising agent

Asked by opbmschool | 28th Jul, 2010, 04:48: PM

Expert Answer:

Hydrogen peroxide is unstable and readily dissosciates into a molecule of water  and an a nascent atom of oxygen. the reaction is accompanied by a decrease of free energy and therefore is a spontaneous process

 

 

It acts as a strong oxidizing agent in acidic as well as alkaline solutions as it provides an atom of oxygen readily

Answered by  | 28th Jul, 2010, 09:06: PM

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