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Sodium perborate

Chemical Formula: NaBO3

Synonyms

Description

White powder.

Uses

Sodium perborate is used in laundry detergents and bleaches. It releases more hydrogen peroxide than borax when it reacts with water. Hydrogen peroxide acts as a bleach, and this action is aided by the alkaline solution also produced by the reaction.


sodium perborate: InChI=1/BHO3.Na.H2O/c2-1-4-3;;/h3H;;1H2/q;+1;/p-1/fBO3.Na.H2O/h3h;;/q-1;m;


perborate: InChI=1/B2H4O8/c3-1(4)7-9-2(5,6)10-8-1/h3-6H/q-2


By Simon Quellen Field

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