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Peroxyacid

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  • A peroxyacid or peroxycarboxylic acid or peracid is a compound that has the following general structural formula.

     

     

    R could be an alkyl group or an aryl group.

     

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    Peroxy acids are oxidizing agents, used mainly to oxidize alkenes and ketones.