Research reveals the chemical underpinnings of how benign water can turn into harsh hydrogen peroxide

Research reveals the chemical underpinnings of how benign water can turn into harsh hydrogen peroxide

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain A new study has put a remarkable and unexpected chemical genesis on firmer footing. In 2019, researchers and colleagues at Stanford University revealed the startling discovery that hydrogen peroxide – a caustic substance used to disinfect surfaces and bleach hair – forms spontaneously in microscopic droplets of plain water and benign. …

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