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.