Definition of Peroxides

1. Noun. (plural of peroxide) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of peroxide) ¹

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Definition of Peroxides

1. peroxide [v] - See also: peroxide

Medical Definition of Peroxides

1. A group of compounds that contain a bivalent o-o group, i.e., the oxygen atoms are univalent. Such compounds release atomic (nascent) oxygen readily. Thus they are strong oxidizing agents and fire hazards when in contact with combustible materials, especially under high-temperature conditions. The chief industrial uses of peroxides are as oxidizing agents, bleaching agents, and initiators of polymerization. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peroxides

perovskite
perovskites
peroxi-
peroxid
peroxidase
peroxidase reaction
peroxidase stain
peroxidases
peroxidation
peroxidations
peroxidative
peroxide
peroxide blond
peroxide blonde
peroxided
peroxides (current term)
peroxidic
peroxiding
peroxidisable
peroxidise
peroxidised
peroxidises
peroxidising
peroxidisulfate
peroxidisulphate
peroxidizable
peroxidize
peroxidized
peroxidizes
peroxidizing

Literary usage of Peroxides

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1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1860)
"It is known that a certain number of oxy-compounds, for instance, the peroxides of manganese, lead, nickel, cobalt, bismuth, silver, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"We have here to describe certain peroxides of acid organic radicles recently ... These organic peroxides are produced by the action of peroxide of barium on ..."

3. Recent Advances in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1920)
"Possibly its constitution varies from (I.) to (II.) according to the conditions under which it reacts. 2. The Metallic peroxides. ..."

4. Introduction to General Inorganic Chemistry by Alexander Smith (1907)
"peroxides : Chemical Constitution and Molecular Structure. — To represent the chemical behavior of hydrogen peroxide, two different graphic formulae (cf. p. ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1852)
"Decompositions Ъу peroxides. Of all these compounds, the brown peroxide of lead is most disposed to give up its oxygen to organic compounds; then follows ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"(1271) Organic peroxides.—The foregoing theory of the organic acids, ... These peroxides may be obtained by decomposing the organic anhydrides or ..."

7. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1891)
"If the oxides of potassium, barium, ite., be likened to water, then their peroxides must naturally be likened to hydrogen peroxide,61 not only because the ..."

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