Barium peroxide

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Homework Statement



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



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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Borek
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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.

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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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