Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria by oxidizing their cell walls, stealing electrons from them and disrupting their chemical structures. Hydrogen peroxide is a compound with two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms. It is v... 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 »

To whiten teeth with hydrogen peroxide, select a solution that is 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Make toothpaste by combining hydrogen peroxide with baking soda, and brush as usual. Rinse your mouth by swishing hydrogen pe... 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 »

The bubbling reaction of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide is oxygen being released as a gas. Hydrogen peroxide becomes water and oxygen when it comes in contact with the enzyme catalase. A wound (blood and damaged cells) cont... More »

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... More »

Hydrogen peroxide is non-flammable, however it can support combustion, so should still be kept away from direct heat sources or other flammable materials. It is a colorless liquid with a pungent smell and is chemically s... More »