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Homework Help: Barium peroxide

  1. Dec 3, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Why is the preparation of barium peroxide of interest?
    2BaO + O2 --> 2BaO2

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Well i think it might be because oxygen is separated from the atmosphere and usually oxygen doesn't separate easily.

    Any help appreciated.
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  3. Dec 4, 2009 #2


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    It can be both synthetised and decomposed easily, that property can be used industrially.

    Go to the library and browse November issue of Journal of Chemical Education.

  4. Dec 5, 2009 #3
    Isn't it mostly used for the manufacture of hydrogen peroxide, which has many uses...

    Oxygen would be more easily separated based on its boiling points.. and/or solubility or diffusion through a substance... This is how a lot of machines work to increase the O2 content for a patient who has difficulty breathing...
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