Is Chromium (IV) Oxide really reactive? What about Hydrogen peroxide?

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  • John W
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    9 years ago
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    Chromium has an outer shell of 4s2 and 3d4. Its oxidation states are 2+, 4+ and 6+.

    It can readily be reduced.

    H2O2 the extra oxygen is very and easily decomposes, in sunlight or just by leaving the lid off the bottle. It is used for the treatment of scratches and anywhere the skin is damaged. It is a greater germ killer and is harmless and painless.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Look at the structures of the elements. Oxides are generally reactive.

    Oxidizes -- it's all about the electrons..

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