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The term persulfate (sometimes known as peroxysulfate) refers to ions or compounds containing the anions [SO5]2− or [S2O8]2−.[1] The anion [SO5]2− contains one peroxide group per sulfur center, whereas in [S2O8]2−, the peroxide group bridges the sulfur atoms. In both cases, sulfur adopts the normal tetrahedral geometry typical for S(VI) oxidation state. These salts are strong oxidizers.[2]



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  1. ^ Harald Jakob, Stefan Leininger, Thomas Lehmann, Sylvia Jacobi, Sven Gutewort (2005), "Peroxo Compounds, Inorganic", Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, doi:10.1002/14356007.a19_177.pub2 
  2. ^ "Geo-Cleanse International". Retrieved 2012-06-13.