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sodium peroxide

noun, Chemistry
1.
a yellowish-white, hygroscopic, water-soluble powder, Na 2 O 2 , used chiefly as a bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent.
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  • The other two sample preparation methods investigated were a sodium peroxide fusion method and a pressure-bomb digestion method.
  • Reacts violently with sodium peroxide, chromyl chloride, phosphorus trioxide.
  • The sodium peroxide fusion method adds too much sodium to the sample to allow an accurate sodium determination.
  • Another bleach employs sodium peroxide with acid for pH control.
  • Hydrogen or sodium peroxide, or optical brighteners composed of various organic compounds may be used.
British Dictionary definitions for sodium peroxide

sodium peroxide

noun
1.
a yellowish-white odourless soluble powder formed when sodium reacts with an excess of oxygen: used as an oxidizing agent in chemical preparations, a bleaching agent, an antiseptic, and in removing carbon dioxide from air in submarines, etc. Formula: Na2O2
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sodium peroxide in Medicine

sodium peroxide n.
A yellowish-white powder used as a germicide, an antiseptic, and a disinfectant.

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