Is there a difference between hydrogen peroxide and ozone?

H2O2 is hydrogen peroxide but what is ozone? I’ve read that they can both be used to treat chronic diseases such as cancer, aids, diabetes...

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Ozone has 3 atoms (not molecules) of oxygen. H2O2 has 2 atoms of oxygen but one oxygen atom is used for water. Ozone is basically concentrated oxygen.


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Both have been used to treat chronic diseases. Microbes (disease causing microorganisms) cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment so h202 and o3 work well.


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Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a very pale blue liquid which appears colorless in a dilute solution, slightly more viscous than water. It is a weak acid. It has strong oxidizing properties and is therefore a powerful bleaching agent that is mostly used for bleaching paper, but has also found use as a disinfectant, as an oxidizer, as an antiseptic, and in rocketry (particularly in high concentrations as high-test peroxide or HTP) as a monopropellant, and in bipropellant systems.[1] The oxidizing capacity of hydrogen peroxide is so strong that the chemical is considered a highly reactive oxygen species.

Hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced as a byproduct of oxygen metabolism, and virtually all organisms possess enzymes known as peroxidases, which harmlessly catalytically decompose low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen
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Ozone or trioxygen (O3) is a triatomic molecule, consisting of three oxygen atoms. It is an allotrope of oxygen that is much less stable than the diatomic O2. Ground-level ozone is an air pollutant with harmful effects on the respiratory systems of animals and humans. Ozone in the upper atmosphere filters potentially damaging ultraviolet light from reaching the Earth's surface. It is present in low concentrations throughout the Earth's atmosphere. It has many industrial and consumer applications.

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Hydrogen peroxide, h2o2, breaks into water (h2o) and an extra atom of oxygen. Ozone is 3 atoms of oxygen, 2 more oxygen atoms than hydrogen peroxide.


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