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Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide Science Experiment

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By Lanthanum

Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide Science Experiment

What I Did:

Catalytic Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide

How I Did It:

I filled up a test tube with hydrogen peroxide, added a catalyst, corked it with a very small-holed cork, and placed it in a water bath. I added 1/10 g. of each catalyst. There were about 30 catalysts. Because the test tube had measurement markings on its side, I measured the amount of oxygen produced in a certain amount of time.

Lessons Learned

  • Do not bump the test tube. This produces extra oxygen which messes up data.

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