Chemical name for oxygen

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What's the difference between peroxide and dioxide? Is it the charge? 

Why we use hydrogen peroxide instead of hydrogen dioxide for H2O2? 

Jun 16th, 2015

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 Difference between peroxide and dioxide

1. Bonds: Peroxide exhibit two oygen atoms bound together, while in dioxide the atoms are not bound together, but, are bound separately by another atom.

2.Peroxide is perceived as a separate, charged ion with a -2 charge, but dioxide is not perceived as a separate ion. It’s a part of a molecule

3.  In peroxide, oxygen has the oxidation number of -1, whereas, in a dioxide oxygen has the oxidation number of -2. so yes their oxidation number vary.

Why we use hydrogen peroxide instead of hydrogen dioxide for H2O2

1. it kills disease organisms by oxidation.

2. And lastly when it reacts with organic matter, it breaks down into water and oxygen; which are not harmful to living organisms


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Jun 16th, 2015

Could you explain what is oxidation number? 

Jun 16th, 2015

I have heard that hydrogen peroxide is chemically same as dihydrogen dioxide, is that true and why? 

-given that the bonds of peroxide and dioxide is different

Jun 16th, 2015

Oxidation number is the number given to any element in a chemical fusion which signifies electrons gained or lost by an atom of that element in the compound

Jun 16th, 2015

if hydrogen peroxide is chemically same as dihydrogen dioxide.

- Compunds that are formed by combining an H⁺ ion with an anion can have two names.

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