With the help of suitable examples,


With the help of suitable examples, explain the property of H2O2 that is responsible for its bleaching action?


H2O2 or hydrogen peroxide acts as a strong oxidizing agent both in acidic and basic media. It acts as a bleaching agent due to the release of nascent oxygen.

H2O2 ⇌ H2O + O

he nascent oxygen combines with colouring matter breaks the chemical bonds present, which in turn gets oxidised. Hence, the visible light is not absorbed and the cloth gets whitened.

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