sodium peroxide


noun Chemistry.

a yellowish-white, hygroscopic, water-soluble powder, Na2O2, used chiefly as a bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent.

Nearby words

  1. sodium nitrate,
  2. sodium nitrite,
  3. sodium nitroprusside,
  4. sodium pentothal,
  5. sodium perborate,
  6. sodium phosphate,
  7. sodium polysulfide,
  8. sodium propionate,
  9. sodium pump,
  10. sodium pyroborate

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British Dictionary definitions for sodium peroxide

sodium peroxide

noun

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: Na 2 O 2
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Medicine definitions for sodium peroxide

sodium peroxide

n.

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

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