# Are aqueous solutions of oxidizing agents safe? [closed]

In the "reducing agent" article in Wikipedia it says

Good reducing agents are reagents that deliver $\ce{H2}$.

Wouldn't that make water unsafe to dissolve oxidizing agents?

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• I don't quite see how the statement about reducing agents is related to the safety of dissolving oxidising agents in water. Perhaps you could clarify this. – bon Jun 15 '15 at 16:40
• @bon I think OP means that water may deliver $\ce{H2}$ and is as such unsafe to dissolve oxidizers in. – tschoppi Jun 15 '15 at 16:50
• Water doesn't deliver $\ce{H_2}$ though... – Ali Caglayan Jun 15 '15 at 17:22

• A 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide bleaches hair pretty well, and it is a neutral solution. In the lab, you can get a 35% $\ce {H_2O_2}$ solution. – LDC3 Jul 27 '15 at 1:47