What are hydroxides,peroxides?and teach me the types of them.

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Jan 24, 2016

Answer:

Hydroxides contain the hydroxide ion, #HO^-#; peroxides contain the #O-O^(2-)# linkage

Explanation:

Of course, in hydroxides #O# formally has a #-II# oxidation state, whereas in hydrogen peroxide, #HO-OH# (or peroxide dianion, #O-O^(2-)#, the oxygen bears an #O-O# linkage; that is it formally has a #-I# oxidation state . The peroxide bond is weak as bonds go, and cleavage of the #O-O# can readily occur, as shown in the following equation:

#H_2O_2 rarr 2HO*#. This hydroperoxide radical, #HO*#, is neutral and very reactive.