A commonly known chemical compound is hydrogen peroxide. All peroxides have 2 O2 atoms attached to each other, making them highly reactive and often flammable and explosive.
These peroxides are used for many things like whitening teeth and hair, cleaning wounds, and also rocket fuel. But, the shocking part is that peroxides are found in the air surrounding us.
In recent years, there have been observed chemical compounds with three oxygen atoms attached to each. This is even more reactive than the peroxides found in the atmosphere.
“This is what we have now accomplished”, says Professor Henrick Grum Kjærgaard, at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Chemistry. Kjærgaard is the senior author of the study, just published in the prestigious journal, Science.
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: University of Copenhagen
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