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Pure hydrogen peroxide is composed of two molecules of hydrogen and two molecules of oxygen, so its chemical formula is H2O2. However, the hydrogen peroxide sold in most stores is actually a solution, which typically onl... More »

Hydrogen peroxide is widely used as a DIY treatment to kill mold. It's a strong oxidizer and is listed as a popular mold treatment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It's not known which, if any, sp... More »

When manganese dioxide is added to hydrogen peroxide, oxygen and water are formed. Manganese dioxide acts as a catalyst to speed up the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. More »

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