Sodium Percarbonate

Sodium percarbonate is a chemical substance with formula Na
2
H
3
CO
6
. It is an adduct of sodium carbonate (“soda ash” or “washing soda”) and hydrogen peroxide (that is, a perhydrate) whose formula is more properly written as 2 Na
2
CO
3
 · 3 H
2
O
2
. It is a colorless, crystalline, hygroscopic and water-soluble solid.[1] It is sometimes abbreviated as SPC. It contains 32.5% by weight of hydrogen peroxide.

The product is used in some eco-friendly bleaches and other cleaning products, and as a laboratory source of anhydrous hydrogen peroxide.

Uses

Primarily used as an oxidizing agent, as in non-chlorine bleach.  Other uses include as a convenient source of anhydrous hydrogen peroxide.

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