Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Peroxide might be a good switch


A friend of mine has recommended the use of Peroxide for cleaning.  Here is some information about what Peroxide is, as I wasn't exactly sure myself. Dona, I will give it a try in my bathroom in lieu of Clorox and let you all know how it works. :)  Thanks for the tip.   Hope you all enjoy the information.
hydrogen peroxide, chemical compound, H2O2, a colorless, syrupy liquid that is a strong oxidizing agent and, in water solution, a weak acid. It is miscible with cold water and is soluble in alcohol and ether. Although pure hydrogen peroxide is fairly stable, it decomposes into water and oxygen when heated above about 80°C; it also decomposes in the presence of numerous catalysts, e.g., most metals, acids, or oxidizable organic materials. A small amount of stabilizer, usually acetanilide, is often added to it. Hydrogen peroxide has many uses. It is available for household use as a 3% (by weight) water solution; it is used as a mild bleaching agent and medicinally as an antiseptic. The 3% solution is sometimes called ten volume strength, since one volume of it releases ten volumes of oxygen when it decomposes. Hydrogen peroxide is available for commercial use in several concentrations. Highly concentrated solutions were first used in World War II by the military, e.g., in fuels for rockets and torpedoes. It is used as a bleaching agent for textiles, e.g., wool and silk, and in paper manufacture. It is also used in chemical manufacture. Hydrogen peroxide is prepared commercially by oxidation of alkylhydroanthraquinones and by electrolysis of ammonium bisulfate. It can also be prepared by reaction of barium peroxide with sulfuric acid and is prepared (with acetone) by oxidation of isopropanol. Hydrogen peroxide was discovered (1818) by L. J. Thenard.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2007, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
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Another good site to check is:

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/h/hydrogen-peroxide.htm

5 comments:

Tonja said...

I tend to stay away from any chemicals...I am very allergic to many of them. It is a sad thing. I wish I could just get in the bathroom and clean 'up a storm', but alas...it is not to be. I long to give the kitchen stove and oven a good working over, but, I just have to wait for help to arrive. I have tried hard to deal with this for many years and have finally found some solace in the world of blogging. I am truly dismayed that I can not offer you any constructive advice. :-(

justabeachkat said...

Hi there Andi! It's so nice to "meet" you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your very sweet comment. I hope you'll come again...you're always welcome. I've enjoyed my visit here and will come again.

Hugs!
Kat

Lindsey said...

Hey! I linked to your blog through Dona and Robin I think. Anyway, I have enjoyed reading your posts and I love the title of your blog! So sweet. Btw, are you Allison Moore's cousin?

Lindsey said...

Let me add, that Allison was just saying that her cousin had just started a blog with this same title, so I was assuming you were! :)

Dona said...

I just used it to clean all the grout in my on my bathroom floor! It was amazing how well it worked!!! I clean the windows with it- it works, I swish it in my mouth- it works. We use it everyday!!! I'll keep you up on my new ways to use it!