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Hydroperoxide

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  • A hydroperoxide is a compound that has the following general structural formula.

     

     

    R = alkyl, aryl

     

    eg:

     

     

    The OOH group is a hydroperoxide molecule is called the hydroperoxide group.

     

     

    Hydroperoxides are unstable and potentially explosive.