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Is hydrogen peroxide an electrolyte?

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Hydrogen peroxide is an electrolyte. It is similar to water in its weak electrolyte profile and electrical conductivity. Hydrogen peroxide is typically found in low concentrations in the environment as a gas and in water.

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Hydrogen peroxide was discovered by Louis Jacque Thenard in 1818. It consists of two hydrogen and two oxygen atoms. Hydrogen peroxide is most commonly used for removing pollutants found in the air and waste water. It is a very powerful oxidizer, proving to be more potent than chlorine. Hydrogen peroxide has been a commercially sold product since 1880 and is generally available as a solution in water.

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