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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

Catalase with Hydrogen Peroxide?

Catalase with Hydrogen Peroxide, what happens? can you talk through like the enzyme activity please.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Molecular formula for hydrogen peroxide is H2O2. It is made as a toxic side-product during metabolic processes. Catalase is usually found in liver, and it makes water and O2 out of H2O2, by which it neutralizes a toxic substance(H2O2) into two non-toxic substances (H2O + O2). When the two are mixed in an experiment, a very fast reaction happens, and the reaction explained above happens. You can measure the amount of oxygen released by using a test tube, cork and a syringe. The higher the concentration of H2O2 --> the more oxygen is released. You can find a few articles on wikipedia about this, and also probably on pubmed website (listed below, you may find a lot of info there)

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  • akram
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    properly i might believe you that the extra desirable the beast the extra hydrogen peroxide may well be produced via the liver cellular's mitochondria.... extra potential is needed for extra desirable organisms to function. hence the Hydrogen Peroxide might could desire to be broken down swifter and a thank you to try this's to have extra enzymes. So that's smart that the cow liver might have extra catalase. as properly didnt you recognize that the worldwide warming venture became because of farting and burping cows??? The methane from the gassy cows is ingesting our ozone!! (ok thats in basic terms a shaggy dog tale however the different stuff is physically powerful as gold)

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