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Does anyone know a household item that is souluble in water but not hydrogen peroxide? Also, whats mortons?

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rickharris

7 years ago

If you mean Mordant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordant

For Dyes Alum is the most usual, Common Salt is often used as well.

Most of Hydrogen peroxide you buy is water. so if soluble in water it will be in Hyd Per.

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kerbal1234rickharris

Answer 7 years ago

I want to seperate h2o2 at a storebought concentration from the water in it by making the water dense with something souluble in water but not h2o so it layers out

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rickharriskerbal1234

Answer 7 years ago

Astonishingly if you had told us the whole story at the start you may have a better answer - As it is I am sorry I don't know :-) Good luck.

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Jack A Lopez

7 years ago

Morton's is the brand name of a well known salt manufacturer, based in the Former United States.
http://www.mortonsalt.com/

Guessing that the usual "Morton's" is Morton table salt, which is mostly sodium chloride, NaCl.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_chloride

The author of this instructable
https://www.instructables.com/id/Distill-Hydrogen-Peroxide/
claims that dissolving NaCl into consumer grade hydrogen peroxide  (3% hydrogen peroxide +97% water by weight) will cause two layers to form, as the salt dissolves preferentially into the water.

I do not know if that method actually works, but if it does, be careful with the product. Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidizer, and impurities can cause it to spontaneously decompose into oxygen and water, or steam, depending on how vigorous the reaction is.  Actually, if you are contemplating playing with H2O2, you should read the Wikipedia page on it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide

BTW, I think vacuum distillation was mentioned somewhere on that page, and I think that might be another method for purifying H2O2.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_distillation