Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 16 - Oxidation and Reduction - Exercises - Questions: 12


Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizing agent in its reaction with our hair.

Work Step by Step

It bleaches hair by oxidizing the pigment melanin. Once melanin is oxidized, it no longer gives hair a dark color, creating the bleached look.
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