OxyFile #135

"Pure H2O2 decomposes explosively at temperatures near the boiling 
point.  H2O2 is thermodynamically unstable and capable of 
disproportioning into H2O and O2.  It can act as an oxidizing agent as 
well as a reducing agent.  Oxidations by H2O2 in acid solution are 
relatively slow, but in basic solution they are very fast.  It follows 
that peroxides are more stable when kept under acid conditions."

--- Goldberg & Dillard, College Chemistry, 1974  pg 503