Hydrogen peroxide

From Glossary of Meteorology

hydrogen peroxide

Strong oxidizing agent, formula H2O2, that is formed in the atmosphere from the reaction between two hydroperoxyl radicals

Hydrogen peroxide is very soluble in water droplets, leading to a high rate of liquid-phase oxidation for soluble sulfur compounds, particularly sulfur dioxide.

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