A decomposition reaction occurs between catalase and hydrogen peroxide, where catalase speeds up the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. The general equation for the reaction is 2H2O2 - 2H2O + O2. More »

Catalase is an enzyme found in organisms exposed to oxygen. It breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen, according the Encyclopedia Britannica. It is found in large amounts in the tissues of mammals, and it he... More »

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound that breaks down upon contact with most living cells to release oxygen and provide an antibiotic action by breaking down the cell wall of bacteria, according to Remy Melina for Li... More »

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In its decomposition, hydrogen peroxide reacts to yeast because it is a catalyst that speeds up the reaction time. When hydrogen peroxide decomposes naturally into to water and oxygen, it does so slowly. More »

When manganese dioxide is added to hydrogen peroxide, oxygen and water are formed. Manganese dioxide acts as a catalyst to speed up the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. More »

Hydrogen peroxide bubbles when it is poured onto a cut or a wound because of an enzyme called catalase, which catalyzes the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide into its constituent molecules of water and oxygen. The bubbles a... More »

Dehydration synthesis is the formation of a new compound by the removal of oxygen and hydrogen from reactants, while hydrolysis is the breakdown of a compound through a chemical reaction with water. These opposite proces... More »