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 »

The safety level of hydrogen peroxide depends on the concentration level of the solution. Hydrogen peroxide in a pure form is explosive and in highly concentrated forms is dangerous to the environment and the human body,... More »

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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 »

Food-grade peroxide is a 35 percent solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. Several companies sell it over the counter as a pseudoscientific remedy for various incurable diseases. The Food and Drug Administration has wa... 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 »