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The white you see is many microscopic bubbles of oxygen released by a reaction between the Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) and your saliva.

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Does hydrogen peroxide blow up in water?

No. Hydrogen peroxide is usually dissolved in water to make it more stable. The peroxide you buy at the pharmacy is 3% hydrogen peroxide and 97% water. Pure hydrogen peroxide, which is a dangerously strong oxidizer, can explosively decompose into water and oxygen.


What elements make H2O2?

Hydrogen peroxide contain hydrogen and oxygen.


Is zonrox chlorox is a kind of hydrogen peroxide?

Chlorox bleaches contain hypochlorite- and not hydrogen peroxide. Zonrox may make other bleaches which contain peroxide.


What do Hydrogen Peroxide and yeast make?

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How do the chemical properties of peroxide make it sutiable for hair dye?

the extra oxygen atom also makes hydrogen peroxide more reactive than water. hydrogen peroxide reacts readily with chemical pigments that give materials their color. this process which is called bleaching can make stained teeth white or turn brown hair blond.


Which elements are used to make peroxide?

If you mean hydrogen peroxide, it's 2 hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms. H2 O2


How do the chemical properties of peroxide make it suitable for use in hair dyes?

the extra oxygen atom also makes hydrogen peroxide more reactive than water. hydrogen peroxide reacts readily with chemical pigments that give materials their color. this process which is called bleaching can make stained teeth white or turn brown hair blond.


You accidentally swallowed hydrogen peroxide will it make you sick?

yes


How do you make hydrogen peroxide water?

See the link below.


What gas does yeast and hydrogen peroxide make?

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Can hydrogen peroxide make cavities worse?

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What do you get when you combine acetone and hydrogen peroxide?

The acetone and hydrogen peroxide would react with each other to make the high explosive acetone peroxide. An acid such as hydrochloric is commonly used in the synthesis of acetone peroxide, which speeds up the formation if it.