Definitions for "Peroxide"
Keywords:  hydrogen, oxide, bleach, ion, compound
An oxide containing more oxygen than some other oxide of the same element. Formerly peroxides were regarded as the highest oxides. Cf. Per-, 2.
Literally, a compound that is rich in oxygen. Used to describe compounds that formally contain the O22- ion.
a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
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See Peroxides.