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What is Potassium Iodide?

Potassium iodide (KI) is an inorganic chemical compound that serves many purposes. ReAgent sells this white solid in a variety of strengths and pack sizes, but what is it exactly? How is Potassium Iodide Made? Potassium iodide can be produced using several different methods, but it is most popularly obtained by reacting elemental iodine (I) with a hot, concentrated solution of [...]

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The Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is everywhere. It’s in your bleach, your hair dye, your cleaning cabinet and even your teeth whiteners. What you may not know is that this chemical is decomposing all the time. This happens very slowly but, with the magic of science, we can speed it up. Why Does Hydrogen Peroxide Decompose? When it comes to determining exactly [...]

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What Are the Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide?

The simplest of all peroxides, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a versatile substance with a range of uses. From bleaching to cosmetics, there are many industries that utilise the properties of this chemical compound. But before we get into its uses, it’s important to take note of some of the properties that make hydrogen peroxide suitable for such a range of [...]

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What is Hydrogen Peroxide?

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a chemical compound that is widely used as a weak oxidising acid and as a component in cleaning products. ReAgent supplies this colourless liquid in a variety of strengths, but today we’re looking at the chemistry behind this popular substance. Properties of Hydrogen Peroxide Hydrogen peroxide is the simplest of all the peroxides (compounds containing an [...]

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