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Here are four different ways chemists use to show a molecule of hydrogen peroxide. In the colored molecule models, hydrogen is white and oxygen is red.
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Hydrogen Peroxide - H2O2

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a kind of chemical. A molecule of hydrogen peroxide has oxygen and hydrogen atoms in it. Hydrogen peroxide is a clear liquid.

Hydrogen peroxide is in some liquids that are used to clean wounds.

There is a small amount of hydrogen peroxide in Earth's air. Hydrogen peroxide helps change sulfur trioxide (SO3) in the atmosphere into sulfuric acid (H2SO4). Sulfuric acid is part of acid rain.

Last modified February 8, 2006 by Randy Russell.

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