Rohan heard that instructions were given to the laboratory attendant to store a particular chemical i.e., keep it in the darkroom, add some urea in it, and keep it away from dust. This chemical acts as an oxidising as well as a reducing agent in both acidic and alkaline media. This chemical is important for use in the pollution control treatment of domestic and industrial effluents
(i) Write the name of this compound.
(ii) Explain why such precautions are taken for storing this chemical.
(i) Hydrogen peroxide is the compound which acts as both oxidizing and reducing agent In acidic and alkali media.
(ii) H2O2 may undergo decomposition into H2Oif it is placed in contact with sunlight or with dust particles. So it is kept in wax-lined coloured bottles.