OxyFile #521

Relative Power of Oxidants Chart


By: Tom Harrelson

Reprinted with Permission


                           Oxidation         *Relative Oxidation
Oxidant                 Potential Voltage      Potential Power

Fluorine                     3.06                   2.25

Hydroxyl Radical (OH)        2.80                   2.05

Atomic Oxygen (O1)           2.42                   1.78

Ozone (O3)                   2.07                   1.52

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)     1.77                   1.30

Per-Hydroxyl Radical (HO2)   1.70                   1.25

Permanganate                 1.67                   1.23

Hypbromous Acid              1.59                   1.17

Chlorine Dioxide             1.50                   1.10

Hypochlorous Acid            1.49                   1.10

Hypoiodus Acid               1.45                   1.07

Potassium Monopersulfate     1.44                   1.06

Chlorine Gas                 1.36                   1.00

Oxygen (O2)                  1.23                    .90

Bromine Gas                  1.09                    .80

Hypochlorite                 0.94                    .69

Chlorite                     0.76                    .56

Iodine                       0.54                    .40


*Based on Chlorine as the reference point=1.00

OZONE Fact Sheet No. 2-H2O>5/97