Peroxides: Hydrogen peroxide, also known as H2O2, is the most commonly found peroxide. It doesn’t have much color and its solutions are also colorless. It can be quite dangerous when it comes into contact with organic compounds. However, our bodies naturally produce and synthesize it through the oxidase enzyme range. Peroxides have various uses in our everyday lives and within our bodies. They are a class of chemical compounds where two oxygen atoms are connected by a single covalent bond. There are different types of peroxides, both organic and inorganic, that are useful as bleaching agents, initiators of polymerization reactions, and in the production of hydrogen peroxide and other oxygen compounds. Plants also utilize peroxides to signal defense against pathogens. Similar to hydrogen peroxide, peroxides are used as bleaching agents and in hair products to lighten hair color. They are also employed in the synthesis of drugs and other chemicals.

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