Consider the reactions
Question:

Consider the reactions

(A) H2O2 + 2HI → I2 + 2H2O (B) HOCl + H2O2 → H3O++ Cl–+ O2

Which of the following statements is correct about H2O2 with reference to

these reactions? Hydrogen peroxide is ________.

(i) an oxidising agent in both (A) and (B)

(ii) an oxidising agent in (A) and reducing agent in (B)

(iii) a reducing agent in (A) and oxidising agent in (B)

(iv) a reducing agent in both (A) and (B)

Solution:

Option (ii) an oxidising agent in (A) and reducing agent in (B) is the answer.

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