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Is hydrogen peroxide an enzyme?

We did a lab and I currently do not understand if Hydrogen Peroxide is an enzyme or not. For this lab we also used to liver in a more liquid state, if that helps

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  • 10 years ago
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    Hydrogen peroxide is not an enzyme. It is a chemical. I assume that for your lab that you were trying to determine the rate at which enzymes found in the liver break down harmful chemicals (such as hydrogen peroxide). Using the liver in a more liquid may have been done so as to increase the available surface for the reaction with cells to occur.

    I hope this helps!

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  • 3 years ago

    Is Hydrogen Peroxide An Enzyme

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Is hydrogen peroxide an enzyme?

    We did a lab and I currently do not understand if Hydrogen Peroxide is an enzyme or not. For this lab we also used to liver in a more liquid state, if that helps

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  • Meg
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    10 years ago

    No, hydrogen peroxide is NOT an enzyme. An enzyme is

    "n : any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells

    and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions"

    And a catalyst is

    "n 1: (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a

    chemical reaction without itself being affected "

    In the experiment you are talking about, the hydrogen peroxide is ACTED UPON BY the enzyme catalase, which is used to break down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    No H2O2 is not an enzyme an enzyme is a protein that acts as a catalyst :)

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  • 4 years ago

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    If you add catalse to H2O2(hydrogen peroxide) you get water and oxygen(gas). Water and oxygen (gas) are your products..that's why you see the bubbling in that reaction, that's the oxygen(gas) bubbling in the water.

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  • 10 years ago

    H2O2 is not a enzyme.

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