Antiseptics and Oxidation



In General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry read the Chapter 5.4 HealthLink titled, Antiseptics and Oxidation.  Research an antiseptic of your choice.

  • What antiseptic did you choose?
  • Is it an oxidizing agent?  How can you determine this?
  • What is the main purpose of your antiseptic?
  • What functional groups are present in the antiseptic?
  • Define the terms germicide and bacteriostat?  Classify your antiseptic in the appropriate category.

Post your answers below and respond to at least two classmates’ posts with substantive responses.